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Back off! - NPP to Minority

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Amidst reactions and counter-reactions from Minority and Majority members in Parliament following the presentation of the 2018 budget statement Wednesday, Bernice Adiku Heloo has warned her opponents to back off and leave government in peace to achieve their set out plans for the country.

Speaking to Ghanaweb after the budget presentation, the Member of Parliament for Hohoe Constituency noted that criticisms coming from the camp of Minority suggest that government is on its toes and working to improve the lives of Ghanaians.

The Minority flashed placards with the inscription “419 budget”, indicative of their disappointment in the presentation by Finance minister Ken Ofori-Atta, an act similar to last year’s after the reading of the ‘Asempa’ budget. According to them, the contents of the budget are non-factual and don’t represent the actual situation on the ground.

Reacting to the issue however, Madam Heloo said, “The NDC should just back off because NPP is here to work and we are here to bring Ghana back and Ghana will be better and better. They are just jealous! For the past 6 or 7 months since we came, all they left was debts, pure debts, NDC left debts, they didn’t pay anybody, NPP came and Nana Akufo-Addo after the first budget, started paying all the debts….

This budget, apart from the ‘Asempa’ budget is the best there has ever been but as they know that things are working and its working for Ghana, Ghana is going to work again, they are calling it a ‘419’ budget, their budget was the ‘419’ budget”.

She expressed confidence in government’s ability to fulfill all its promises and put the country’s economy back on track.

“Within a year, Ghana will realise everything that we said we are going to do, even now, things are happening good”.

Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta on Wednesday November 15 presented the budget for the year 2018 before the house in Parliament.

The budget themed: “Putting Ghana Back to Work, according to Mr. Ofori-Atta, will stabilise the economy and offer reliefs including reducing electricity tariffs to make the private sector truly competitive and create more employment.

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

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