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P K Sarpong writes: How Ken Ofori-Atta Beheads Their Yet-To-Be-Released Document Into The River Of Sadness


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The reading of the Mid-year Budget Review for 2020, by every instrument of measure, has left the NDC delirious.

It has some hypnotic features which appear to have thrown the entire NDC machinery into a state of haziness.

The review budget as read on behalf of the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, by Hon. Ken Ofori-Atta, highlighted bold and practical measures aimed at propelling the economy to an enviable position.

It also talks about mitigative measures to cushion the unemployed, the poverty-stricken, the business community and the creative arts industry.

The GHc100 billion earmarked to grow businesses from 2021 to 2023 has some balmy effects on businesses and entrepreneurs.

Every well-meaning citizen of Ghana would not wish to have the Akufo-Addo administration leave power due to these measures.

The NDC put up a manifesto committee and charged with the responsibility of asking the general public what they (NDC) should write in their document.

It has been almost a year now and nothing concrete appears to have been captured. Snippets of information available to us indicates that the review budget has decapitated their manifesto promises.

With their manifesto in disarray, they would need to rewrite same and change the most critical aspects of it.

It is a well-known fact that the NDC Manifesto Committee is peopled by indolent former appointees and half-baked economists who could not generate their own ideas to build their document but had to fall on the masses for ideas.

The simple truth is that, the NDC needs a new manifesto since the one they have gathered so far has been annihilated by the Ken Ofori-Atta-read review budget. The Bawumia-led EMT has dealt the opposition NDC a hefty blow.

P.K.Sarpong, Whispers from the Corridors of the Thinking Place.


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