Opposition elements waited with bated breath to launch their usual acidic but scathing jeremiads as the Finance Minister went to Parliament with the mid-year budget.
They expected to hear about increases in taxes from Ghanaians to be spent by the Government for its programmes and projects.
They hoped against improbable hope that Ken Ofori-Atta would ask for more monies to spend for the remaining part of the year.
Ken Ofori-Atta broke their hearts, shattered them into a thousand pieces with his preamble to the reading of the budget.
Ken emphasized that he was not in Parliament to ask Ghanaians to pay additional or more taxes to be expended by the government. He also indicated to Ghanaians that the government is not asking to be allowed to spend more.
Rather, the whole essence of the budget was to report to Ghanaians the state of affairs of the economy in the midst of COVID-19.
One can state without equivocation that Ken Ofori-Atta swerved these loud-mouthed NDC MPs and their party’s apparatchiks who see everything wrong as long as they are not in charge.
They have nothing to attack Ken Ofori-Atta with except to look for nonessential items to fixate their attention on.