From Ernest Best Anane, Kumasi .
Ghanaian importers and exporters have been cautioned not to be over excited on the benchmark reductions as announced by Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia at a Town Hall Meeting organised by government’s economic management team recently.
Dr. Charles Yeboah, Founder and Director of International Community School (ICS), who gave the advice, said past experiences have shown that politicians make such public pronouncements, but end up disappointing the electorate.
According to him, politicians and their parties normally take the masses for granted, in terms of promises, on many occasions, hence the need for the citizenry to always diagnose promises over time in order not to end up laughing at the wrong side of their mouths.
Speaking as Guest of Honour at the 2nd entrepreneurship lecture themed: “Start-ups Failures in Ghana, Challenges and Solutions” organised by the Christian Service University College, Dr. Yeboah entreated those who are closer to the government to tell them to live up to their words, especially with regards to promises, in order not to incur the wrath of the ordinary voter.
He lamented that taxes are killing Ghanaians, as the government continues to focus on revenue collection in all directions, which could call for the anger of the people.
He was of the view that if the government knows that taxes are too much, then it should go by the benchmark reductions as announced by the Vice President.