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The 2023 funds that Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta offered yesterday in Accra was extensively criticized by the minority social gathering in parliament.

NDC members stated the funds was nugatory and doesn’t present a future for the nation’s youth.

Dr. Cassiel Ato Baah Forson, a spokesman for Minority Finance, stated the funds provides little hope for younger individuals, particularly given the looming job freeze.

It additionally stated that the exemptions beforehand granted to residents can be revoked as a result of reducing of the contentious e-Levy headline charge from 1.5% to 1% of the transaction quantity and the removing of the day by day threshold.

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“Which means Ghanaians would begin paying taxes on the little cash they ship again, even GH¢10,” he stated.

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“The funds provides no hope for younger individuals, companies and everybody as a result of taxes will go up,” stated Dr. Forson.

He stated that the minister admitted that there could be some form of debt restructuring after the negotiation with the Worldwide Financial Fund (IMF) indicated that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was not sincere with the Ghanaians when he stated “there can be no haircut ”. .”

“The one debt that won’t be a part of the restructuring would be the Treasury Payments. Which means all exterior money owed, together with euro bonds, can be lowered, ”he added.

In line with him, the funds would current extreme and excessive austerity in 2023.

The Speaker stated that the funds was mere grammar as a result of it didn’t connect appendices the place the precise numbers might be discovered for vital evaluation.

“In reality, Ghana’s financial system is in intensive care and the form of drowsiness that happens will solely result in demise,” he added.

They maintained that the funds supplied nothing however insufferable hardship for the residents.

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