July 23, 2018

A senior member of the Finance Committee and Member of Parliament for Ho Central, Benjamin Kpodo has said the Minority’s roundtable breakfast about government’s intention to increase taxes was not a deception.

According to the Ho Central MP if the Minority had not raised issues about the intended plans of government to increase taxes they would have done that.

“We are matching them on the way they behave, “if you recollect they wanted to tax mobile money, we raise it they went quickly and denied it and so they did not carry it out”, he said.

Again they wanted to take common fund money meant for the Assemblies, use it to support planting for food and jobs, they came to the floor and said they had not done it, meanwhile prior to their coming to floor, we had letters issued to that effect by the Coordinating Council to the Assemblies, he lamented.

“They should adjust their budget to make provision for the planting for food and Job and school feeding, we got wind of these issues we raise the them, if they test the waters and see that it would not be good for the public they review their decision”.

What we said was not a deception, if you visit the International Monetary Fund (IMF) website government had this agreement for tax increase, but had to go for a second thought because we had raised the issue, he said.

“Every politician is looking for survival, they retracted to keep faith with the Ghanaian population”, pointed out.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ghanamps.com