A former Deputy Info Minister in the Mahama administration has termed on the Vice President to arrive distinct on his response to protestors in the #FixTheCountry campaign.
Following the enormous social media campaign by some unsatisfied Ghanaians on issues affecting the citizenry, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia in a Fb publish on Thursday confident that the governing administration is poised to get a resolution.
According to Dr Bawumia, “the job of govt is to resolve difficulties. This is what we have been undertaking since 2017.”
Speaking on NewsFile Saturday, Mr Kwakye explained the Vice President’s response does not tackle the determined problems.
“With the greatest respect to the Vice President and my pal Gideon, these responses do not tackle the concerns that are staying raised. Individuals are saying that they are dwelling underneath excruciating hardships”.
As element of addressing the troubles in the country, the Vice President in March led the start of an ECG Cellular Application to help citizens to invest in energy credit history through cell cash, ports of the Vice President’s Facebook publish examine.
However, Mr Kwakye Ofosu questioned the link to the latest concerns.
“How does that tackle the problem of the gentleman who goes to the pump currently and now he’s paying much much more than he did in the previous,” he quizzed.
Also, automation of the government’s solutions, he noted, does not deal with the issues that are lifted about hardship.
“Again, you should have interaction in this hardship against the backdrop of commitments and claims that the similar Vice President when he preferred to be elected to public workplace,” he stated.
The former Deputy Minister also recalled that Dr Bawumia, when in opposition, condemned the imposition of taxes, still supported an increment of exact under his government.
“He stated that taxes damage the economy, and nevertheless as head of the economic management crew, he has orchestrated the imposition of as a lot of as 12 diverse taxes,” Mr Ofosu Kwakye claimed.
He is, for that reason, of the see that the imposition of levies had led to the trouble consequently the #FixTheCountry protestors’ get in touch with on the govt to take care of the problem developed.
“These 12 taxes have merged to have the effect that it is having on the men and women of Ghana, so when they complain, it is not automation of government’s services that resolves these issues.”
Meanwhile, the campaigners experienced planned a demonstration versus the government on Sunday, May perhaps 9 but the police secured an injunction against the move to stop a surge of Covid-19 in the region.
Having said that, Mr Kwakye Ofosu claimed the notification served to the police by the protesters was a comprehensive one particular, hence protecting against them would be unfair.
“They go a stage even more to indicate what particulars that would be taken to be certain that we do not have instances of escalation of Covid-19 instances in Ghana.”
According to him, protecting against the demonstrators instead compounds the situation of their previously sufferings.
“In other words, they are becoming prevented from criminal offense soon after they have been punched in their guts, you are not able to do that to any men and women,” he reported.