Minority opposition to 2022 budget is only propaganda-MP
The Member of Parliament for Akim Swedru Kennedy Osei Nyarko has taken on the Minority describing their opposition to the budget statement as pure propaganda.
In an opinion, he said the Minority provided no alternative to the objections they raised and rather engaging in propaganda.
The MP stated that the NDC Minority must be prepared ro offer policy alternatives especially to the E-Levy which they have opposed.
“If the government says I want to introduce a new tax or levy called E-Levy to increase revenues to avoid any excessive borrowings and the opposition is against such policy which in my view is normal in democratic governance.
They should be prepared to offer policy alternatives that will help raise enough revenues for the state in other to cut down any excessive borrowings.”
Read the full statement below
In Europe and America when the Government of the day introduce a policy and the opposition party or parties disagree with it they don’t do propaganda with it and go to sleep. They offer policy alternatives that are far better of that’s of the ruling party.
It’s not enough to criticize Government’s policies and after goes to sleep.
If the government says I want to introduce a new tax or levy called E-Levy to increase revenues to avoid any excessive borrowings and the opposition is against such policy which in my view is normal in democratic governance.
They should be prepared to offer policy alternatives that will help raise enough revenues for the state in other to cut down any excessive borrowings.
There has been several policies introduced by Joe Biden of the US and Boris Johnson of UK but you don’t see the Republicans or the Labour Party going out and doing propaganda with it but rather they offer compelling alternatives that makes them credible alternatives to the ruling party.
It’s high time we start to demand workable and compelling policy alternatives from our opposition parties instead of the usual propaganda without substance or merit to can change the lives of the people. If indeed we are a serious nation then it’s not enough to allow opposition parties who are potential Government in waiting to just pooh pooh the policies of the Government in power and go to sleep and you have millions of people also buying into such obnoxious propaganda. No wonder as a country when we make two steps we fall back three steps derailing every solid foundations that have been laid. We must as a people always demand policy alternatives from our position parties whenever they criticize the policies of the Government of the day because this will then offer the general population the opportunity to make a proper and a genuine assessment of the various parties. We have come a long way as a country and we cannot allow veil propaganda and unmeritorious criticism to send us three steps backwards.
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