Sam Nartey George, NDC’s MP for Ningo-Prampram, alongside other prominent figures, has openly criticized Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia’s pledges to eliminate certain taxes if elected President. This move has generated heated discussions across political and public domains.
George shared to Twitter/X, boldly addressing Bawumia’s tax promises; “Bawumia is either clearly confused or deliberately misleading the Ghanaian people.” He went on to state that this isn’t the first rodeo, but the same echoes that have been heard since 2017.
Apart from George, renowned journalist Bridget Otoo has also voiced concerns over Bawumia’s tax abolition promises. Her skepticism highlights a growing debate on the practicality of such policy reversals, questioning the vice president’s commitment and the impact on Ghana’s fiscal stability.
NDC vs. NPP: A Political Divide on Taxation
George’s challenge to NPP MPs focuses on the stark policy shift proposed by Bawumia, especially after the NDC’s opposition to the e-levy was met with disdain. The MP questions the consistency and rationale behind the NPP’s support for tax impositions they now seek to reverse, spotlighting a significant political divide.
Otoo’s skepticism, coupled with George’s criticisms, underscores broader public and journalistic scrutiny of Bawumia’s tax proposals. Their combined voices reflect concerns over the feasibility of these tax cuts and the potential consequences for Ghana’s economy and public services.
As the debate unfolds, the implications of Bawumia’s tax promises remain a focal point of discussion. Both political leaders and citizens are keenly watching how these proposals will translate into actionable policies, weighing the potential benefits against the challenges of implementation and fiscal impact.