The Bishop of the Sekondi Diocese of the Methodist Church of Ghana Rt Reverend Daniel De-Graft Brace has slammed the Akufo Addo administration for the excessive taxes it recently slapped on citizens.
Rt De-Graft Brace made the comments at the just-ended 60th annual ‘Synod of the church’ at Dixcove in the Ahanta West Municipality of the Western Region.
The angry Bishop accused President Akufo-Addo of deception.
“When the then-candidate Akufo Addo, now the President was campaigning in 2016 general elections, we met him at Tarkwa-Abosso and his words were that Ghana has a lot of resources, but due to bad governance and leadership that is why many are wallowing in abject poverty. So, today I ask what has changed that he is heaping soo many taxes on us. Where are the resources he talked about,” he fumed
“Yes it is true that coronavirus has had a negative impact on economies across the world but I don’t believe that the way to go is to heap all these on the citizenry. People are really finding it difficult to make ends meet, so the President must do something different than what he is currently doing,” he said to counter the government’s quickness to pile all the blames of the prevailing economic hardships on COVID-19.