The Member of Parliament (MP) for Bolgatanga Central, Isaac Adongo has expressed disappointment in the Mid-year Budget Review presented by Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta.
He is, thus, asking the government, especially the Finance Minister to, as a matter of urgency, apologise to Ghanaians for government’s u-turn on the Luxury Vehicle Tax.
“We remember you announced to us that we were going to pay for luxury vehicle, so it’s shocking that this government sees nothing wrong with making sudden u-turn. They should apologise to us for such a huge embarrassment,” he said.
Mr Adongo was speaking on Asempa FM’s Ekosi Sen show, Monday.
The Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta also revealed that Ghana’s debt had ballooned to GH¢ 204 billion.
The announcement confirmed the prediction of the Minority in Parliament, who had earlier cautioned about the skyrocketing figures of Ghana’s debt, a situation they described as worrying.
Sharing his thoughts on the debt situation, the Bolgatanga Central MP said the Finance Minister is only digging his own grave to hang himself for running a fiscal deficit.
He described the figure as cooked number, adding that it is reckless and does not reflect what government is actually spending.
“I can never see any minister or government that will spend such amount for a short period. They have just cooked those figures. They can’t even show a pin of this reckless expenditure,” he stated.