Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia Pledges Leaner Government and Fiscal Responsibility Ahead of 2024 Elections

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In a landmark address in Accra, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, the 2024 Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), unveiled his vision for Ghana, emphasizing a leaner government structure and fiscal discipline. He vowed to limit the number of Ministers and Deputy Ministers to no more than 50, echoing calls for efficiency amidst economic challenges.

Key Points:

  1. Efficient Governance: Dr. Bawumia stressed the importance of a streamlined governance system, highlighting the need for fewer ministers to enhance efficiency and reduce waste.
  2. Fiscal Responsibility: He pledged to establish an independent fiscal responsibility council to curtail budget deficits and interest rates, aiming for sustainable fiscal discipline.
  3. Private Sector Partnership: Dr. Bawumia emphasized collaboration with the private sector to reduce the government’s fiscal burden, focusing on job creation and wealth generation.
  4. Tax Reforms: He announced plans to abolish the controversial e-levy, along with the 15% VAT on electricity and tax on betting, if elected, to alleviate financial strain on citizens.

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