The National Communication Officer of the NDC, Sammy Gyamfi has described Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia as ‘the most deceitful politician in Ghana’s history’.
Addressing a press conference at the party’s headquarters on Wednesday, Sammy Gyamfi said the NDC is deeply appalled by the decision of government to reverse discounts on the benchmark values of imported goods.
In his view, the reversal is a testament of the level of deceit and lies which have characterized the current regime since they took office in January 2021. He therefore wondered what happened to a promise by Dr. Bawumia regarding the benchmark values on goods and commodities at the port.
“We in the NDC are left in no doubt whatsoever that this latest decision by Government to reverse discounts on benchmark vales of imported goods, further accentuates Dr. Bawumia’s place as the most deceitful politician in Ghana’s history.
“It would be recalled that in 2019, Dr. Bawumia contended that transactions at Ghana’s Ports were expensive compared with others in the sub-region and that government had decided to introduce discounted benchmark values in order to facilitate more trade volumes, make our ports more competitive, reduce smuggling and increase government revenues from the Ports.
Friends, the question that ought to be asked is, what has changed in just two years to warrant a reversal of that so-called “brilliant economic policy” which was introduced by the once economic messiah of the NPP who has now turned himself into an IT champion? What happened to all the justifications Dr. Bawumia mounted for the introduction of the discounted benchmark values?” Sammy Gyamfi quizzed.