…On what transpired in parliament in 2010
The Honourable Member of Parliament for Sunyani West, Ignatius Baffour Awuah, in his quest to foster unity among constituency executives and various stakeholders of the New Patriotic Party to be fully prepared for the 2012 General elections has organized an end-of-year get-together dinner in Sunyani.
The dinner, which was attended by past and present constituency executives, party elders, founding members, some opinion leaders and other stakeholders of the party was used as an opportunity to access their performance, challenges and how to strategize towards the year 2011 and beyond.
Mr. Ignatius Baffour Awuah commended them for their diverse contribution towards the growth of the party in the constituency, urging them to keep the spirit of unity and dedication towards working hard to recapture power in 2012.
He also explained to the gathering what transpired in parliament and chastised President Mills’ government for over burdening Ghanaians with excessive tax regimes. The Sunyani West MP explained that the $10billion STX loan and the recent Chinese government loan were excluded from that of the $11Billion debt the government has incurred ever since it assumed office.
He said the NDC government has resorted to lies and deceit after its failure to uphold the page 43 of their 2008 party manifesto, where they promised to build a strong economy and cut down on taxes.
According to Ignatius Baffour Awuah, Ghanaians have realized that the NDC used the page 43 to deceive them, because they have rather introduced more taxes.
He said the NDC chastised the Kufour government for leaving office with a very huge debt, but amazingly, leaders and Ministers of their government keep on coming out with conflicting figures just to deceive Ghanaians.
He stated that by the time the NPP was leaving power in January 2009, Ghana’s total debt was $8 billion, which is equivalent to 90 trillion old Cedis, but comparatively within two years of the NDC government, it has incurred debt to the tune of $11billion, which is 163 trillion old Cedis, minus the STX and Chinese loans.
“if the NDC has declared 2011 as an Action year, then they should be prepared to meet a more formidable opponent, since the NPP has also declared this year an Action year to meet the NDC boot for boot”, he disclosed.
He advised the gathering not to be perturbed about the current economic hardship, since the NPP would be back in 2012 to save the situation.