Joyce Bawa Mogtari, an aide to former President John Dramani Mahama, has questioned the whereabouts of the alleged 18-year-old son of Communication Minister Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, who was previously highlighted for his supposed expertise in fixing Ghana’s economy.
Expressing surprise at recent comments by Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, suggesting that citizens shouldn’t demand better roads without paying commensurate taxes, Bawa remarked in a tweet, “Hold on a moment! Did Hon Ursula Owusu really say that we should not demand better roads as citizens because we don’t pay commensurate taxes? For your information, we need better road infrastructure, even if we don’t eat roads.”
Bawa then shifted attention to Ursula Owusu-Ekuful’s 18-year-old son, once praised for his economic capabilities in 2016, stating, “What happened to the 18-year-old son, who was going to fix our economy? Let’s hope he can now bring his expertise, as you touted as his proud mother, to help the underperforming Finance and Roads Ministers. Ursula, please come again.”
In an interview with Oyerapa TV, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful explained that essential amenities like good roads, water, and networks require financing through taxes.
She stressed that the government can only provide basic necessities when citizens contribute by paying taxes, stating, “The only way to finance your development anywhere in the world is through either taxation, through dividends citizens pay to the government or through loans.”
See her tweet below;
Hold on a moment! Did Hon Ursula Owusu really say that we should not demand better roads as citizens because we don’t pay commensurate taxes?
For your information, we need better road infrastructure, even if we don't eat roads.
What happened to the 18-year-old son, who was…
— Joyce Bawah Mogtari (@joyce_bawah) November 19, 2023