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28.10.2019 Politics

Akufo-Addo Is Ghana's Political 'Messiah' ― David Prah

By Kwabena Nyarko Abronoma
Akufo-Addo Is Ghana's Political 'Messiah' ― David Prah
OCT 28, 2019 POLITICS

The Eastern Regional Communications Director of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) Mr. David Prah believes President Akufo-Addo "Ghana's Political Messiah" for putting the economy back on track.

He stated that the former President Mahama and his NDC party plunged the country into financial ditch and brought hardship to Ghanaians through the introduction of nuisance taxes coupled with constant power outages popularly know in Ghana as "Dumsor" which crippled lots of Ghanaian businesses.

Speaking to the media in Koforidua, Mr. David Prah stated that Government has reviewed and abolished all the "nuisance" taxes that were burdening Ghanaians.

"In fact H. E. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo is Ghana's Political Messiah because he has abolished, all the nuisance taxes such as the one percent special import levy, abolished 17.5 VAT on financial sevices, abolished 17.5% VAT on selected imported medicines, removed import duties on raw materials and machinery, abolished 17.5 VAT on domestic airline tickets, abolished 5% VAT on real estates, abolished excise duty on petroleum, reduced special petroluem tax rate from 17.5% to 13%, abolished duties on importation of spare parts, abolished levies imposed on Kayayei's by local authorities and replaced the 17.5 VAT on Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) traders to a flat rate of 3.5 percent," he intimated.

He noted that through prudent economic management by President Akufo-Addo and his able Vice President Alhaji Dr Mahamadu Bawumia, Ghana's International trade surplus now stands at over USD 2.2 billion.

Mr Mr. David Prah emphasised that the Government has chalked a lot of successes such as the implementation of free SHS, implementation of NABCO, implementation of Planting for Food and job, implementation of One District One Factory, implementation of Digital Addressing System, implementation of Mobil Money Interoperability, Bank of Ghana rate reduced from 25.5 in 2016 to 16% in 2018 and inflation from 15.4% to the current 7.6%, the lowest since 1992.

He mentioned that the Growth of the economy from 3.6% to 8.5% is one of the highest in the world, according to the data available.

He indicated that Industry has grown from Mahama's 0.5 to 16.7 under Akufo-Addo through the implementation of One District One Factory and tax relief for industry.

Mr. David Prah added that the Agric sector has seen an 8.4% increase from 2.8% left by the Mahama administration.

He indicated that government saved over GHC 13 billion funds of 4.6million depositors through the successful banking sector clean up. He stated that givernment paid the inherited Ghc1.2 billion NHIS debt.

Mr David Prah indicated that Ghana's economy is now on a sound footing and the Akufo-Addo government has set aside Ghc2.3bn to pay the debt owed to road Contractors since 2013.

"Ghanaians will not allow the NDC to come to destroy all the gains we have made so far, " Mr. Prah posited.

He appealed to the Ghanaians to renew the mandate of the President Akufo-Addo and the New Patriotic Party to continue with their good works to make Ghana a better place for both the current and future generations.

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