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Shut Up!- Gabby Fights Mahama Over Taxes


Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko, a member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has taken a swipe at former President John Mahama telling him to keep quiet as the government attempts to clean the economic ‘crisis’ his administration created.

Mr. Otchere-Darko believes the government has been so lenient following what he described as the economic havoc the Mahama administration plunged the country in.

In what appears to be a “social media banter”, the NPP member wrote on Facebook that the bad manner in which the National Democratic Congress (NDC) managed the economy, is what has called for “creative” and “intelligent” ways to manage the economy.

Mr. Mahama inured the wrath of Mr. Otchere-Darko after he had tweeted, criticizing the government over suggestions there may be an increase in Value Added Tax (VAT) and National Health Insurance Levy (NHIL), in the Mid-Year Budget Review.

“The Ghanaian business sector has never experienced such difficult times in the history of the 4th Republic. Akufo-Addo’s proposed new taxes would cripple businesses further and also defeat his much-touted mantra of from taxation to production,” he wrote.

But, Mr. Otchere-Darko in a rebuttal on Facebook asked Mr Mahama to keep mute since the government was only finding ways to clean the ‘havoc’ he [Mahama] caused to the economy.

“Certainly, the reckless way the NDC ran down the economy in 8yrs (lest we forget), called for creative and intelligent measures to satisfy three things: manage the debt crisis; keep the state machinery running and; deliver on your own promises…

…the Akufo-Addo government found a way in 2017, and will continue to find ways that will keep faith with the people of Ghana. Be in no doubt. And, please, can somebody out there tell John Mahama to shush! It is not his fault, though. The NPP has been kind to him on the havoc he caused to the economy” Mr. Otchere-Darko retorted.

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