NDC fixed dumsor — Mahama jabs gov’t over recent power outages and VAT on electricity


NDC flagbearer, John Mahama, criticized the government for recent power outages and the imposition of Value Added Tax (VAT) on electricity.

John Mahama

Mahama, during his “Building Ghana Tour” in Sogakope, Volta Region, accused the government of reviving the ‘dumsor’ crisis that the NDC had previously resolved.

He expressed concern that the government is pushing the power crisis issue beyond January 7, 2025, to shift responsibility.

Mahama condemned the decision to impose VAT on electricity bills, along with existing levies such as the COVID levy, NHIL levy, and GETFUND levy.

He argued that these additional taxes are causing a significant surge in electricity costs, affecting consumers who are already grappling with high prices.

Mahama called for a reduction in government expenditure to alleviate the burden of excessive taxes on goods and services.

Highlighting the adverse impact of VAT on electricity, Mahama emphasized its negative effects on businesses, making Ghana an unfavorable environment for economic activities.

He urged the government to consider cutting down on expenses, particularly in the Office of the President, which saw a substantial increase in the annual budget.

Mahama suggested that reducing expenditure could lead to a decrease in the need for imposing taxes, ultimately benefiting the people of Ghana.

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