The savior budget is struggling to survive — Franklin Cudjoe

Imani boss, Mr. Franklin Cudjoe says the 2022 “Agyenkwa” budget that is said to save Ghanaians from hardship is even struggling to survive.

In a Facebook post, Mr. Cudjoe proposed a 0.75% e-levy instead of 1.75% announced by the Finance Minister during the presentation of the budget.

“The 2022 budget christened “Agyenkwa”( “Saviour” in English) is itself struggling to survive. How about 0.75% E-levy instead of 1.75%, and a $3bn value for 49% royalties in Agyapa instead of govt’s projected $1bn (based on present value calculation of gold prices)?” he wrote.

The 2022 budget and fiscal policy statement presented by Ken Ofori-Atta on Wednesday, November 17 is yet to be approved by Parliament after Minority Caucus vowed to kick against it following some policies the government has intended to introduce which according to them will impose hardship on Ghanaians.

This led to a fracas between the Majority and Minority caucuses in Parliament.

Meanwhile, the leadership in Parliament has set up a 20-man mediation team to bring some finality to the parliamentary impasse.

The savior budget is struggling to survive — Franklin Cudjoe