2024 budget empty paper, no hope - Derrick Nana Asare

By Margaret Amankwah II Contributor
Politics 2024 budget empty paper, no hope - Derrick Nana Asare
NOV 16, 2023 LISTEN

The Communications Officer of TEIN ATU, Derrick Nana Asare has criticised the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia government's 2024 budget statement, describing it as empty.

He said the budget, as presented by the Finance Minister, will not provide relief to ordinary Ghanaians already burdened by current hardships.

During an interview with Moore online news on Wednesday, 15th November, Mr. Asare described the 2024 budget as empty paper.

"I cannot see anything appealing in the budget as it won't help alleviate the current burden on Ghanaians. It is business as usual, rhetoric, things they will do. If they haven't been able to do it in the past 7 years, I am wondering how they are going to do it in the one year, now that things are much harder," he stated.

He further stated, "The so called removal of taxes from one component and increasing the other side, does not reduce poverty, does not reduce hardship. Most of these things are already on subsidies, so there is nothing new. They should simply prepare to leave by 7th December, 2024."

He urged Ghanaians to brace themselves for more economic hardship as things would get worse under the current government from next year.