Member of Parliament (MP) for Ningo Prampram, Sam George has said the Akufo-Addo-led government is cruel to want to burden Ghanaians with taxes at a time where they are still fighting the negative impact of the novel coronavirus.
The government in its 2021 budget introduced some taxes which it indicated was necessary to help stabilise the economy following the costs accompanying the Covid-19 pandemic.
But the Ningo Prampram MP says such move at this time only depicts callousness towards the Ghanaian people.
JoyNews/AdomNews · This government is heartless enough to want to tax Ghanaians amidst Covid-19 challenges – Sam George
“The Ghanaian who has been deprived, and wrecked by the scored of Covid, this government is so heartless enough to want to go back to them and tax them,” he said on the floor of the House.
To him, it was only noble that the government gives “simulators cheques to boost the spending power of the ordinary Ghanaian.
“When you have increase fuel price by more than six times this year alone,” he noted.
He further indicated that the 2021 budget presented by the Caretaker Finance Minister and Majority Leader in Parliament, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu will only drive Ghanaians into poverty.
“This budget is only moving us forward in the direction of poverty, of hunger and of hardship for the ordinary Ghanaian.
Sam George was speaking during a debate on the 2021 budget in Parliament.