March 2, 2024

Dr Lawrence Appiah

Dr. Lawrence Appiah, the Founder of the Diaspora Progressive Movement in USA is questioning the motive behind government’s resolve not to turn to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for further loans.
For him, never did he imagine that opposing an International Monetary Fund (IMF) loan would be viewed by the Ghanaian authorities as a criminal act, especially the Akufo-Addo led government.
In his estimation, never in the economic history of Ghana has the country been so intoxicated on debt accumulation. President Akufo-Addo has consistently justified the build-up of loans as the only credible route his government has to fund infrastructure projects contrary to his promised to the Ghanaian people.
According to Dr. Appiah, five years of unprecedented borrowing by the President Akufo-Addo’s administration does not have the commensurate effect on the economy. There appears to be no plan or strategy on paper by this administration to ensure the elephantine loans contracted from around the world don’t affect the future economic growth capabilities of the country.

In the mind of Dr Appiah, the Ghanaian public is not angry enough about the arrogance of the monumental failure on the part of the people in government.

He said because the people are not incensed enough that’s why the Nhyiaeso legislator, Dr Stephen Amoah got the effrontery to say what he said on Media General’s TV3.

The Nhyiaeso NPP MP, Dr. Stephen Amoah, is on video saying, “they will pass the E-Levy in parliament at the right time and nobody can do anything to them”.  But Dr. Lawrence, hold a view that Stepehn Amoah made those utterances because he represents people who will vote for a dog only if the dog is coming from the New Patriotic Party.

‘Do you think if Dr. Amoah thinks there are human beings in Nhyiaeso, he will dare the people of Ghana on E-Levy’, He quizzed?

The Information Minister, Hon. Oppong Nkrumah, has also said, “if the E-Levy is not passed, Ghana will go to the IMF” I mean why will Ghana go to the IMF if they keep telling us, the economy is strong? Meanwhile, the E-Levy will bring in only GHC6.96 billion. Do you see how far they have brought our economy after five years?

The Finance Minister, Hon. Ken Ofori-Atta, has said if the E-Levy is not passed, there will be economic disaster. So, Ken Ofori-Atta doesn’t know Ghana’s economy is already a disaster?

Didn’t Dr. Dampare, the IGP, warn those false prophets that they will be arrested if their prophecies on Dec 31 caused fear and panic? Dr. Dampare doesn’t see the statements by these three false politicians are meant to cause fear and panic? Why hasn’t the IGP arrested them? Are they above the law?

Let me be frank here, the NPP under Nana Addo, thinks there are no human beings living in Ghana. They don’t see Ghanaians as angry enough. They recklessly say and do things like abnormal beings. I am saying this because I was in Ghana for five weeks and I felt it.

The NDC should stay on course and explain to us in plain language why the E-Levy is bad for Ghanaians. They should not bring in percentages and rates to make it complicated. They should let the average Ghanaian know that the E-levy is coming to kill their businesses because the E-Levy will affect every sector of the economy. They should explain that the E-Levy will bring untold hardships to Ghanaians, contrary to what the NPP is saying. The NDC should simplify the E-Levy with facts and figures. The figures should include the $2.1 billion from IMF, over GHC 220 billion loan, oil and roads money, GHC 12.8 billion lost to the state per the Auditor’s report, GHC 500,000 from the COVID management team. If all those monies could not develop the country, what can GHC 6.96 billion do?

Finally, Ghanaians should know that if the NPP could not account for GHC12.8 billion due to corruption, how could they account for GHC6.96 billion?

Say No to E-Levy. It is another scam. Don’t allow E-Levy to pass before you make the country ungovernable. Let’s all act now!!!

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