National Communication Officer for the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), lawyer Sammy Gyamfi has accused President Akuf-Addo of opulence spending.
He alleges that the President is on extravagant spending despite the hardship, Ghanaians were going through. He provided some documents to support his claims.
According to him, they have discovered that the government intends to spend US$73,395 (GHS470,000) on hotel Accommodation alone for the Presidential Delegation to Atlanta, Georgia from 29th November to 2nd December 2021.
”The Accommodation cost for our President alone (Presidential Suit) cost the poor tax-payer a colossal US$8,000 (GHS51,200) per night, evidence of which is attached herewith,” he alleged.
Accordingly, please find attached signed agreement, which the Mission expected submit hotel and also wire-transfer total amount of Thousand Hundred and Friday, November, 2021 Taxes above, would be appreciated Office the President could wire the amount into Embassy's account Wednesday, 3rd November, 2021, enabie the Embassy further necessary action. Please accept Madam, the assurances my highest Delluy MAHAMA (HAJIA) AMBASSADOR THE CHIEF OF STAFF OFFICE THE PRESIDENCY JUBILEEHOUSE HOUSE ACCRA 20008 202-686-4520'Read his claims below
Folks, it is infuriating to note, that the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia/NPP government continues to waste the Public purse on opulence and extravagance, at a time Ghanaians are experiencing excruciating hardships and are being slapped with a raft of draconian taxes in the 2022 budget statement.
We are just learning, that government plans to blow a whopping US$73,395 (GHS470,000) on hotel Accommodation alone for the Presidential Delegation to Atlanta, Georgia from 29th November to 2nd December 2021.
The Accommodation cost for our President alone (Presidential Suit) cost the poor tax-payer a colossal US$8,000 (GHS51,200) per night, evidence of which is attached herewith.
How can government expect the Ghanaians, including the poorest of the poor, to pay a Bawumia tax (E-Levy) of 1.75% on momo transfers, bank transfers, inward remittances (“Borga” tax), merchant payments among others, just to finance our President’s insatiable taste for luxury and ostentation.
This is an insult to the sensibilities of suffering Ghanaians. I weep for Ghana.