You cannot blame Minority for mismanaging the economy- Haruna Iddrisu to gov’t
The Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu has asked the government to stop blaming the caucus for its own recklessness and failure.
Addressing the media in Parliament on Wednesday, July 6, 2022, Mr. Iddrisu said the Akufo-Addo government must accept the blame for mismanaging the economy.
The Minority has been blamed by some appointees and officials of the NPP for the failure of the E-Levy and other issues relating to the economy.
But Haruna Iddrisu says the Minority cannot be blamed for the failure of the government.
“They should stop any attempt to shift blame. E-levy remains an unpopular tax instrument and therefore the fact that it was passed does not mean it had the support of the Minority.
“President Akuffo-Addo and Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia should take full responsibility for incompetently managing the economy to suffocating debt level which has necessitated the retreat for us to request an agreement with the IMF for the restructuring of our debts,” he said.
The Tamale South legislator said Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia and Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta must resign for deceiving Ghanaians.
“In any civilised democracy where people take responsibility and have a premium and value on credibility, Dr. Mahmudu Bawumia, I do not know whether he has any respect for the word credibility and its value and what to do with it, including the Minister for Finance, they would have done what is needful,” he stated.