The Member of Parliament (MP) for Bibiani-Anhwiaso-Bekwai Constituency in the Western North Region, Mr Alfred Obeng Boateng, has chided the Opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Members in Parliament to up their game to approve the budget presented by the Finance Minister, Mr Ken Ofori Atta to foster developmental agenda by the government to able to execute his plans well.
He made this appealed in a radio interview with Kwame Kontor Boateng, on Lord fm at Sefwi Bekwai, the MP, Mr Obeng Boateng stated that for every country to succeed and to execute developmental agenda, the citizenry needs to pay tax in return to sustain government policies and programmes rolled out and also to pay workers and employ more into the public sector.
He further explained that for a country like Ghana to move fast forward, it needs to construct its roads, build schools, provide furniture, improve security cameras to reduce crime rate but does not see why for government to introduce 1.75% E-Levy, people have started kicking against it just because they are in opposition and have decided to play the minds of people to disregard the budget, simply because they want the government to fail, but as far as E-LEVY is concern, I support the budget and it will help move the nation forward.
Mr Obeng Boateng stressed out that he can assure Ghanaians that those fighting the budget have their interest and it is for their political gains but not for the state.
He indicated that the time has come for the MPs to think about the country and when it gets to the appropriation, the money should be disbursed to the ministry like road sector, ministry of finance, energy sector, trade and industry and if those monies are not used judiciary so they can expose the minister in charge or the ministry, he emphasizes.
Source: Kwame Kontor Boateng,Sefwi Bekwai