Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia did not address the controversial 2022 budget electronic debit proposal at the New Patriotic Party delegates conference in Kumasi on Sunday, December 19, despite appeals to him for comment on the proposal.
He gave a long list of government accomplishments and further explained how the administration thinks outside the box to transform the economy.
He said that a number of initiatives have been introduced by the government to transform the economy through digitization.
“Ours is a government that thinks outside the box to transform the country,” he said.
He added: “For the first time in our history, Ghana has a drone for medical delivery, Ghana is implementing a district hospital under Agenda 111.
“At the end of our second, we would build more hospitals than any government. Our government is building a district, a factory.
“For the first time in our history, students can apply for a student loan without a guarantor. “
Dr Bawumia further urged NPP members and supporters to stand united and rally with the government.
During the event, Majority Leader Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu said the e-tax, if approved, will ensure that the government generates enough revenue for development projects.
It is recalled that the Director General of the African Energy Consortium, Kwame Jantuah, questioned the noisy silence of Dr Bawumia on the electronic debit proposal.
Mr Jantuah felt that since the electronic tax is based on digitization, it would be prudent to hear from the vice president who is defending the digitization agenda.