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The vice president Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has assured Ghanaians they are going to relish the government of Akufo-Addo due to tax reliefs and more promises to come.

He said Akufo-Addo is a “leader of vision, a leader with honesty and integrity, and a leader who is incorruptible” hence he will live above reproach.

“The people of Ghana are finding out what some of us who are close to him know. This is a man who keeps his word. When he says he is going to do ‘A’, you know Insha Allah he would do ‘A’. That is Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo,” Dr Bawumia opined during a national prayer service as part of Ghana’s Diamond Jubilee celebration.

He added: “He set up his vision for this country to build a prosperous and peaceful country where every Ghanaian will be given an equal opportunity to develop themselves regardless of your tribe and religion and, yesterday, you saw a manifestation after the reading of his maiden budget that he sent to parliament. You saw a manifestation of this vision.

“Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo told us during the campaign that Insha Allah, when he is president of Ghana he would bring Free Senior High School education. There were many who said it was not possible, there were many who doubted it, but yesterday we saw a presentation of his budget and he has provided the resources in the budget for the beginning of Free Senior High School in September.

“Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo said he would restore teacher and nurse training allowances. There were many who doubted him but again yesterday in the budget he provided the resources to restore the allowances.

“Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo came to Abossey Okai and told the spare parts dealers that when he is president, he would abolish the import duties on spare parts.

“Again, there were many people who doubted him, but yesterday he put it in the budget and he has abolished the import duty on the spare parts.

“Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo said we cannot leave the Zongos the way they are as places inhabited by the poor and with very limited infrastructure, we have to dedicate funds for Zongo development.

“So, he is going to set up a Zongo Development Fund. There were people who said he could not do it or it was just politics. Yesterday in the budget, he provided GHS219million for the Zongo Development Fund and this is just the beginning.”

“And not only that, he appointed for the first time in the history of Ghana a Minister for Inner city and Zongo Development. This is a man who keeps his word.

“He told the kayayei, ‘You are suffering, you are being taxed GHS1 a day by many local authorities. When I’m president I will make sure I abolish this tax’, and yesterday he abolished the taxes on kayayei and they are free of taxes today. He kept his word.

“He said he would remove the VAT on financial services and he did it. Remove VAT on real estate sales and he did it. …This is the type of leadership Allah has blessed us with for the 60th year.

“This is just the beginning. There is more to come from the president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo,” the vice president stated.

source: starrfmonline


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