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Useless taxes, don’t close the electoral door against Bawumia – Allotey Jacobs to Ken Ofori-Atta

Former Central Regional Chairman of the National Democratic Congress, Bernard Allotey Jacobs, has noticed that the presentation of various taxes by the government will have a cost for VP Dr Mahamudu Bawumia's campaign ahead of the 2024 general elections.

In a post on X platform, February 2, Mr Jacobs held the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta liable for the presentation of additional taxes.

As indicated by him, the taxes being presented are "pointless" and represent a threat to the New Patriotic Party’s possibilities holding power with Dr Bawumia as its flagbearer.

He in this way charged the Finance Minister to make a stride back and desist from making any further moves that could endanger the VP's political possibilities as demolishing the prosperity of residents in a political decision period is rash.

"Mr Ken Ofori Atta don't close the Electing Entryway against Dr Mahamadu. Bawumia with this futile charges. Ken Ofori Atta it appears you are not in line with our political framework and how races are won in this country," he wrote.

The VP, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, is supposed to address concerns in regards to late arrangements, especially the execution of VAT on electricity bills and the questionable Emissions Levy.

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearer is booked to address the country on Wednesday, February 7, 2024, divulging his vision for the country in his bid to succeed President Nana Akufo-Addo in January 2025.

Nonetheless, the expectation of this address is accounted for to be eclipsed by the authorization of Significant worth Added Expense (Tank) on family power bills and the Outflows Duty Act, 2023 (Act 1112), which forces critical assessments on vehicle proprietors.

Insiders have alluded to shocks in Dr. Bawumia's location, themed "Ghana's next section: sacrificial initiative and striking answers for the future," according to a notice gave by the NPP.

The Emanations Duty, implemented by the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) from February

1, 2024, has started public objection, particularly because of the significant yearly sums forced on some vehicle proprietors. The duties range from GH¢75 for cruisers and tricycles to GH¢300 for freight trucks and explained trucks.

Pundits contend that these expense strategies, alongside late imposes, may affect the NPP's prevalence adversely ahead of the pack up to the December 2024 races.

Numerous communicators inside the party are accounted for to have communicated disappointment with Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta, blaming him for blundering the economy and reducing the party's allure in the midst of financial difficulties and joblessness.

The Emissions Levy Act, established in December 2023, plans to address ozone harming substance discharges by forcing demands on carbon dioxide identical outflows from gas powered motor vehicles. The public authority trusts that these actions will energize the reception of harmless to the ecosystem innovations and line up with worldwide endeavors toward net-zero targets.


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