The Member of Parliament for Builsa South, Dr Clement Apaak has taken Gabby Otchere-Darko to the cleaners for attacking former President John Dramani Mahama.
The legislator slammed the NPP member and questioned why President Nana Akufo-Addo has failed to fight corruption as he promised Ghanaians and has rather turned into a ‘’clearing agent’’ clearing his appointees who have been accused of being corrupt.
Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko has asked former President John Mahama to “shush” because the Akufo-Addo administration has been kind to him.
The NPP stalwart took a swipe former President Mahama who advised the ruling government not increase Value Added Tax (VAT) from 17.5 per cent to 21 per cent as speculated through media reports.
“The Ghanaian business sector has never experienced such difficult times in the history of the 4th Republic. Akufo-Addo’s proposed new taxes would cripple businesses further and also defeat his much-touted mantra of “from taxation to production,” the former leader said in a Tweet.
But reacting Gabby said: “Certainly, the reckless way the NDC ran down the economy in 8yrs (lest we forget), called for creative and intelligent measures to satisfy three things: manage the debt crisis; keep the state machinery running and; deliver on your own promises. The Akufo-Addo government found a way in 2017, and will continue to find ways that will keep faith with the people of Ghana. Be in no doubt. And, please, can somebody out there tell John Mahama to shush! It is not his fault, though. The NPP has been kind to him on the havoc he caused to the economy,” Gabby wrote on Facebook.
Responding to the comments by Gabby who is the former head of Danquah Institute said, ''Gabby says what? Your Uncle NADAA and his side kick said they will not borrow, yet have borrowed so much with nothing to show for it! He said he will fight corruption but has become a clearing agent and a facilitator, view #12! Has any dam been constructed, has any factory been established, has any constituency received one million dollars? Your Uncle and his side kick said they will move Ghana from taxation to productivity, yeah, GUTA agreed, AGI agreed, Importers and Exporters agreed, Bankers and Telecos agreed, the Asante Business Association agreed. You got power and you are doing the direct opposite, they are complaining. What do you do, you decide to impose more taxes in the coming days and you say JM should what? Why have you not responded to all these groups? What impunity! Tell me anything fundamentally new your Uncle and your NPP has to show! All you know is to rebrand, relaunch and recommission. Your Uncle appoints, in consultation with your good self, as many believe, 110 ministers, 998 Presidential Staffers, Several CEOs and their bus loads of deputies, and staggering numbers of personal aides and assistants, and you say what? Why should Ghanaians tighten their belts by enduring tax increases when you and your posse are feeding fat at the expense of the tax payer? So much for prudent management and fighting corruption! So much for protecting the public purse! As former President Kufour said at your recent event in Koforidua, power can corrupt, power is tricky! Keep dreaming!''