When the Communications Service Tax was hiked from 6% to 9%, the narrative was that Akufo-Addo was insensitive to the plights of the masses. To the extent that these people said they would reduce it drastically if voted to lead Ghanaians should tell us that they ‘meant business’
President Akufo-Addo has reduced the Communications Service Tax to 5% and he is being described as a desperate man who would want to hang on to power at all cost.
When the dire effects of the deadly yet unknown pestilence, COVID-19, it necessitated the implementation of policies aimed at alleviating the cancerous consequences which could worsen the living conditions of the Ghanaian people.
This gave birth to the actionable policy of free water and electricity tariffs for three months. This action was met with brute criticisms as the opposition NDC contended, without providing any convincing or solid evidence, that it was not ameliorating enough.
In the 2020 mid-year budget, President Akufo-Addo, through the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, indicated Government’s preparedness to continue with the three months free water and electricity tariffs programme.
The Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu has described this humanity-driven policy as a power hungry strategy and election winning gimmick by His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
This is the mark of a political party that is flummoxed and hypnotized by the motherly love of Akufo-Addo in looking out for the well-being of his children.
Though these life-saving policies exude beatific aroma, the NDC finds same as exceedingly deadly to their very survival as the 2020 elections draw nearer.
P.K. Sarpong, Whispers from the Corridors of the Thinking Place.