Inusah Fuseini, a former Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, has voiced his disappointment with Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia’s recent vision statement, labeling it as a repetition of unfulfilled promises.
Dr. Bawumia, who is the Flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), delivered a national address on Wednesday, February 7, outlining his proposed policies if elected as President. Central to his vision is prioritizing digitization to foster job creation, revenue generation, and modernize Ghana’s economy.
Among his pledges was the intention to scrap the controversial e-levy, a 1.5 per cent levy on electronic and mobile money transactions exceeding GH¢100 daily, and to align Ghana’s port charges with those of Togo to combat smuggling.
However, according to Mr. Fuseini, who also served as a former Member of Parliament for the Tamale Central constituency, Dr. Bawumia’s speech merely reiterated promises that the NPP government had previously made but failed to fulfill.
Speaking on The Big Issue on Saturday, February 10, Mr. Fuseini expressed disappointment, stating that Dr. Bawumia’s speech fell short of offering new solutions or addressing past unmet promises. He characterized it as a repetition of pledges that lacked substance and follow-through.
In essence, Mr. Fuseini’s critique underscores a sentiment of skepticism regarding the efficacy of Dr. Bawumia’s proposed policies, particularly in light of the government’s track record of unfulfilled promises.