Ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) strongman, PK Sarpong has said former president John Dramani Mahama has no moral right to accuse government in matters relating to taxes in the country.
According to him, the NDC flagbearer while in power introduced taxes on condoms, cutlasses, akpeteshie and weelington boots, adding that Ghanaians have not forgotten.
Mr. Mahama during a recent tour of some bus terminals in Accra promised to scrap some taxes particularly the the one relating to luxury cars.
But the NPP Man in s strong epistle said ‘’Mahama turns himself into a tourist, gallivanting from one transport terminal to the other to ‘familiarize’ himself with challenges being faced by drivers and other industry players. Giving them mouthwatering promises for them to vote for him, the NDC flagbearer pledged to scrap the luxury tax on some cars which fall within that range. The impression was created as though the Akufo-Addo government has been insentient to the plights of Ghanaians, especially those in the transport industry’’.
‘’A little over two years ago when we were all under his tutelage, this ‘caring and sensitive’ John Mahama placed taxes on condoms, Wellington boots, cutlasses and VC 10. Ghanaians uproariously demanded the taxes on these goods to be scrapped but all their cries were in vain. Mahama didn’t budge as he kept the taxes on these products.It is a bit weird that he turns around now to project himself as some stranger who just touched our sinful earth from the heavens above. Mahama wants to create the impression that he has the plights of the masses at heart when the facts on the ground make nonsense of this posturing’’.
PK Sarpong added that ‘’One can decipher with ease the fact that Mahama is going to promise paradise on earth in his desperate desire to win the hearts and minds of the electorate. With the benefit of hindsight, Ghanaians now know better than to entrust the administration of this country into the hands of the incompetent one. His poor track record douses the juicy promises he is making. You cannot be taxing Ghanaians for using condoms, cutlasses, Wellington boots and akpeteshie and tell them you have a heart of gold’’.