Sam Nartey George, the Ningo-Prampram Member of Parliament, has stated that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his deputy, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, are preparing to subject Ghanaians to further sufferings in the approaching 2024 budget review.
Sam George emphasized the difficulties facing a number of initiatives and programs launched by the Akufo-Addo administration, notably the Free Senior High School (SHS) program, by comparing the president and his vice to King Nebuchadnezzar and King Ahab.
He claimed that only Akufo-Addo, his vice, Dr. Bawumia, and the Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, appeared to be immune to the pain.
The MP questioned the finance minister’s independence in an interview with Ghanaweb saying, “The finance minister is coming to read what the IMF has written for him. We have a finance minister who has no control over the budget.”
Sam Nartey George went on to say that the budget will put safeguarding government interests ahead of relieving the people of their burden.
Additionally, he cautioned against having high hopes for a decrease in government travel spending, stating that the public good would probably suffer more from cutbacks than the president and his appointees’ privileges.
He stated, “We are prepared to see how much punishment King Nebuchadnezzar [Nana Akufo-Addo] is going to be whipping on us, courtesy of King Ahab, his deputy [Mahamudu Timothy-Bawumia], who is superintending over the most difficult time in the history of our country.”
He further highlighted the widespread suffering across different sectors, claiming, “Everything this government has promised is suffering. The only people not suffering in Ghana are Akufo-Addo, his vice, Dr. Bawumia, and Ken Ofori-Atta.”