A deputy national communication officer of the NDC, Godwin Ako Gunn has urged members of the party to commend the Minority caucus for rejecting the 2024 Budget and Economic Policy of the government in their numbers.
The Minority had argued that the taxes the government wanted to impose on Ghanaians at a time the hardship in the country keeps skyrocketing were too much.
The caucus thus blocked the approval of the budget a couple of times.
But today, Parliament finally approved the 2024 budget, despite stiff opposition from the Minority.
After the headcount, the Majority caucus had 138 votes while the minority caucus had 136 votes.
But Ako Gunn in a statement said the budget presented to Parliament is “one of the worst ever in the history of Ghana” but was enthused by the energy 9f the minority in rejecting it.
“Our parliamentary leadership has so far done wonderful work by exposing the wickedness of the NPP, the hardships ahead of us, and the difficulties businesses and citizens are going to face next year,” he added.
Below is his statement;
LET US APPLAUD THE RESILIENCE OF THE MINORITY FOR A GREAT WORK!*
BY: Godwin Ako Gunn
Today is a significant day on our political calendar, 7th December 2023. Just a year more to go.
The budget presented to Parliament is one of the worst ever in the history of Ghana. Our parliamentary leadership has so far done wonderful work by exposing the wickedness of the NPP, the hardships ahead of us, and the difficulties businesses and citizens are going to face next year. As it stands, the budget has gone through. Let’s brace up for 2024.
Comrades, again, It is a great day because the unity of the minority has been reinforced !!! 100% on our side voted “No,” and that was significant. Thank you, Hon. Minority MPs for going through this long haul on our behalf.
There was no way we were going to win this headcount unless the members on the other side refused to appear or cared for the people of Ghana.
On our side, we have done our part. We fought a good fight for the people of Ghana, yet we were limited by our numbers.
Next year, just about this time, when you are handed the ballot paper, think about today, think about the sacrifices of the Minority in Parliament, and grant the NDC the majority in parliament. Never say your vote won’t matter. Prepare for the better days ahead.
KUN FA YAKUN