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I slept extremely well after listening to Bawumia’s presentation -Economist

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In his 'Bawumia Speaks' speech, the Vice President made various pledges, including the repeal of contentious tax schemes such as the E-Levy, Emission Tax, and the 15% VAT on energy. While some have applauded him for his promises, others are suspicious. Critics ask why he proposes removing these taxes when his employer, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, is enforcing them. Dr. Sarkodie, an economist, believes Dr. Bawumia is prepared to address tax regimes in order to avoid negative economic consequences.

Dr Adu Owusu Sarkodie, an economist, says he slept well after hearing Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearer, speak.

“I slept soundly after listening to Bawumia. “He shouldn’t be blamed for everything,” he remarked in an interview with Adom FM’s morning show, Dwaso Nsem on Thursday.

Dr. Owusu Sarkodie endorsed Bawumia’s digitalization proposals as the way ahead, stating that the concepts offered were not new to them since they had already addressed numerous tax-related issues extensively.

In his ‘Bawumia Speaks’ speech, the Vice President made various pledges, including repealing contentious tax schemes such as the E-Levy, Emission Tax, and the 15% VAT on energy.

While some have applauded him for his promises, others are suspicious.

Critics ask why he proposes removing these taxes when his employer, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, enforces them.

Dr Sarkodie, an economist, believes Dr Bawumia is prepared to address tax regimes to avoid negative economic consequences.

He praised the Vice President’s decision to abolish the E-Levy and other levies if elected President.

“God has blessed you,” he said, commending Bawumia’s vision for a new system.

Dr. Sarkodie maintained that tax measures will help the economy recover.

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Akuf0-Addo appoints Ken Ofori-Atta as senior presidential advisor

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“I am pleased to inform you that the President of the Republic has appointed you as the Senior Presidential Advisor and Special Envoy for International Finance and Private Sector Investments. “I take this opportunity to congratulate you formally on your reassignment and wish you the very best in this new office,” she stated.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has nominated Ken Ofori-Atta, a former Minister of Finance, as Senior Presidential Advisor and Special Envoy for International Finance and Private Sector Investment.

Mr Ofori-Atta was removed from his duties as Finance Minister on Wednesday, February 14, and replaced by Mohammed Amin Adam.

Akosua Frema Osei-Opare, Chief of Staff, congratulated the former Finance Minister on his position and wished him well in a February 15 statement.

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“I am pleased to inform you that the President of the Republic has appointed you as the Senior Presidential Advisor and Special Envoy for International Finance and Private Sector Investments.

“I take this opportunity to congratulate you formally on your reassignment and wish you the very best in this new office,” she stated.

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Bawumia appoints famous economist Kwame Pianim to advise economic sub-committee

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The former Chair of the Finance Committee in Parliament was among those chosen to play major roles in the development of the NPP's 2024 manifesto, which was unveiled on Wednesday, February 21. In addition, former General Secretary Ing. Kwabena Agyei Agyepong has been named chair of the housing and infrastructure sub-committee.

Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, the flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has chosen renowned economist Kwame Pianim as an advisor to the economy cub committee of the NPP’s 2024 manifesto writing committee.

Dennis Miracles Aboagye, the campaign team’s communications director, signed the entire list of the 2024 Manifesto committee.

Dr. Bawumia directed the committee to actively involve all stakeholders in the development of the Manifesto.

Dr Mark Assibey-Yeboah, a former Member of Parliament for New Juaben South, has been named chair of the manifesto sub-committee on the economy.

The former Chair of the Finance Committee in Parliament was among those chosen to play major roles in the development of the NPP’s 2024 manifesto, which was unveiled on Wednesday, February 21.

In addition, former General Secretary Ing. Kwabena Agyei Agyepong has been named chair of the housing and infrastructure sub-committee.

Mr. Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu has charged the whole manifesto committee.

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We’ll devise a strategy to keep us together – Osei-Owusu discusses leadership reshuffle

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He expressed his hope for the outgoing Majority Leader to have lasted till the finish, calling him as tremendously industrious.

The First Deputy Speaker of Parliament and Member of Parliament for Bekwai, Joseph Osei-Owusu, often known as ‘Joewise,’ has emphasized the necessity for the Majority caucus to address possible repercussions following the departure of the outgoing Majority Leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu.

In an interview with media in Parliament on Thursday, February 22, the MP for Bekwai said, “The caucus will regroup and determine where to go. I am certain that the caucus will address all of these repercussions, including the impact of our leader’s resignation.

“The process of selecting or electing a new leader, we will discuss all that. And if there are any implications or negative impacts on our caucus, we may decide and plan a route that will keep us together.”

He expressed his hope for the outgoing Majority Leader to have lasted till the finish, calling him tremendously industrious.

“He can sit from morning till morning if there’s work to be done. I am personally disappointed that Kyei decided to stand down; he has been a fantastic leader, and he is an extremely hardworking person. And I would have wished that he stayed on to the end.”

Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu resigned voluntarily with immediate effect on Wednesday, February 21, following a critical meeting of the majority group.

President Nana Akufo-Addo convened the meeting, which took place in Accra’s Jubilee House banquet hall.

The session, attended by the majority of the group’s members, was organised in response to rising tensions within the New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary group.

These conflicts erupted in response to reports of intentions to replace Kyei Mensah-Bonsu with Alexander Afenyo-Markin, which fueled internal strife.

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