Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom writes:
Business Mogul and Founder of the Progressive People’s Party Dr. Paa Kwesi Nduom has accused the NDC Minority in Parliament of searching desperately for petty opportunities to incite the anger of the people towards a path of civil unrest.
He accused the NDC minority of relegating the business of formulating laws and shaping policies to the background in favour of a selfish party-driven agenda that is very inimical to our democracy.
“I have observed with worry the unnecessary haste with which members of the minority will rush into organizing useless press conferences to stoke flames of ethnic and tribal discontent against the ruling government”.
Speaking in an interview with Amansan radio in the United Kingdom, Dr. Ndoum said, just as he totally disagrees with such straw-grasping yet dangerous attempt for political power, he least expects it come from Minority Members of Parliament.
The leadership and members of the Minority must be made to understand that Ghanaians expect positive contributions from them and that such whimsical overtures will further sink them.
He indicated that aside the avoidable shame they brought upon themselves yesterday when the mid-year review budget was read, there have been several instances when “they have cried wolf, where there is no wolf”.
“I remember how troubled I got when Hon. Okudzeto Ablakwa said the ongoing National Identification Exercise; something they tried doing but couldnt, was a tool to target Voltarians. How can you draw such conclusions? ”. He fumed.
The two-time Flagbearer of the PPP also charged government to be bold in matters that generate revenue and commended the Finance Minister and the Economic Management Team for exploiting innovative means of generating revenue whilst not necessarily strangling the grip on existing taxes.
The NDC Minority and former President John Mahama were led on a wild goose chase yesterday when they sneaked ready-made expensively produced “yentua” placards into parliament based on lose speculations that Valued Added Tax, at 17.5% will be scaled up to 21% at the Mid-year budget reading by Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta.