May 30, 2024

The Majority caucus in Parliament has taken a swipe at the Minority in Ghana’s Parliament led by its leader Dr. Ato Forson for leading the charge to obstruct government business on its policy of one District One Factory (1D1F).

The Majority Leader Alexander Kwamena Afenyo Markin putting the matter in a proper perspective said the government’s policy on 1D1F requires certain tax incentives be given out to producers.

However, “the Minority has been stampeding this whole policy and they have not given up on these efforts and they have been throwing dust into the eyes of Ghanaians led by the Minority Leader”, he said at a press conference on Thursday, May 30, 2024.

Again, the Minority Leader is leading this charge on behalf of the Minority caucus and the main aim is to obstruct government business and to prevent the people of Ghana the needed economic growth which would result in some businesses investing in the country and expanding their businesses.

According to him, on May 17, 2024, when the Speaker recalled the House, the issue of 1D1F was part of the issue to be dealt with. Unfortunately we could not deal with the referrals that were before the finance committee for over three years.

But we know that in 2016, this country experienced the most outrageous tax giveaways ever seen in Ghana, when the NDC led by John Mahama handed a tax waiver of eight hundred and thirty two million dollars to Meridian Port Services at the time they apply for a tax waiver nine hundred and eighty two million for the port project and through the vigilance of the Minority then we short it down to eight hundred and thirty two million dollars.

And we saved the government and the people of Ghana some hundred million and even requested that some further work be done. Those who led the charge in parliament were Seth Tekpe, the Finance Minister and Dr. Atto Forson, Deputy Minister of Finance then.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/