- President Akufo-Addo in April 2020 during the lockdown announced that Ghanaians will enjoy free water and electricity
- Prince David Osei has ranted about the government's decision to tax Ghanaians on the free water and electricity
- Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has said that the 1% COVID-19 health levy will be used in paying the cost incurred for the free water and electricity package
- This, Prince David Osei believes makes those who campaigned for the NPP look mindless
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In the run-up to the 2020 general elections, some Ghanaian actors including Prince David Osei hit the streets to campaign for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) with the 4more4Nana mantra.
In a Facebook post sighted by YEN.com.gh, Prince David Osei was ranting about the recent taxes announced by government on the free water and electricity that was enjoyed during the lockdown.
According to him, he together with a host of other actors hit the streets to campaign for 4More4Nana based on the premise of free water and electricity.
In the 2021 budget statement reading in parliament, government mentioned that Ghanaians will be taxed for the free water and electricity that was enjoyed during the lockdown.
According to Prince David Osei, for the government to turn around to tax people, makes those who championed the course look mindless.
Social media users have reacted to the post made by Prince David Osei.
The deputy CEO of MASLOC, Afia Akoto in response to his message asked which country does not run on taxes.
You should slow down. Which country runs without taxes.
Sky Walker Takoradi believes Prince David Osei should seek clarification.
Prince slow down and moreover you can seek clarification from Sammy Awuku to explain it better to u since he is your personal friend
AnneMarie Attobrah says he is on his own.
You are on your ownwhy are you complaining,by the way???!If you are unhappy go out there to demonstrate as you all did during the NDC time!!!No one is stopping you.
Nuel Manuel says he can go to court.
You can go to court.
Kojo Osei says if anyone believes politicians, that person is mindless.
If you believe a hungry for power politician, you’re mindless.
George Enimil asked if he is now realising he is mindless.
Ah have you now realised you are mindless?
Gabriel Lawson says this was bound to happen
You're not serious.... 'bound to happen'....didn't you know this?
Meanwhile, Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has justified the introduction of a 1% COVID-19 health levy on VAT, saying Ghanaians will have to pay for the free electricity and water introduced by the Akufo-Addo administration in 2020.
Caretaker Finance Minister, Osei Kyei Mensa-Bonsu, said the levy was part of measures aimed at rebuilding the country’s economy following the devastation it suffered due to the global coronavirus pandemic.
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Source: Yen Ghana