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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.
- Efficient Governance: Dr. Bawumia stressed the importance of a streamlined governance system, highlighting the need for fewer ministers to enhance efficiency and reduce waste.
- Fiscal Responsibility: He pledged to establish an independent fiscal responsibility council to curtail budget deficits and interest rates, aiming for sustainable fiscal discipline.
- 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.
- 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.