The National Communications Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sammy Gyamfi has expressed disapproval of the government’s 2024 budget statement.
Mr. Gyamfi conveyed his dissatisfaction, saying that the budget does not adequately address the current problems in the nation and gives Ghanaians little hope.
He emphasized in a Facebook post that none of the budgets passed by the Akufo-Addo administration since it assumed office in 2017 have sufficiently addressed the needs of the populace.
“The 2024 budget failed to address the economic bankruptcy and excruciating hardships Ghanaians are reeling under, owing to reckless mismanagement by the Bawumia-led Economic Management Team.”
“This budget offers no hope whatsoever for the teeming unemployed youth and the ordinary man on the street whose economy is his pocket.”
“From “Asempa” budget in 2017 to “Adwumapa” budget in 2018 to “Mpuntuo” budget in 2019 to “Nkosuo” budget in 2020 to “Obatanpa” budget in 2021 to “Agyenkwa” budget in 2022 to “Nkabom” budget in 2023 to “Nkunim” budget in 2024; the living conditions of Ghanaians have continued to worsen year after year,’ he posted.
Ghanaians were urged by the NDC spokesperson to prepare for increased hardships.
“Today, our beloved country finds herself in a self-inflicted debt crisis, with a high unemployment rate of 14%, an unbearable inflation rate of 35.2% and a crippling lending rate of average 36%,” he added.