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Vol 54 No 18

Published 6th September 2013


Opposition turns to tax and graft

After the 29 August Supreme Court judgement, the political theatre will shift to economic policy and accountability issues. Oppositionists accuse the National Democratic Congress government of relying too much on raising taxes and not enough on cutting wasteful spending and corruption. The New Patriotic Party’s former Finance Minister, Yaw Osafo-Maafo, said the government’s introduction of five new tax bills pointed to an ‘economic management style of reckless spending, more borrowing and increased taxation [that would] lead to economic suicide’ (AC Vol 42 No 2, Brief honeymoon).

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