Former Minister of Trades and Industry Dr. Ekow Spio Garbrah has described the 2018 economic policy presented by the Finance Minister as ‘Ahokyere’ budget presented to Ghanaians.
According to him, it is a budget presented to Ghanaians to face hardship.
He said “This is Ahokyere budget, a budget for difficulty for the Ghanaian people.”
However, the minority has also described the budget as a ‘419’ budget.
Member of Parliament for Hohoe Bernice Heloo in an interview with Accra-based Class FM said the budget is “419, wahala and propaganda”.
She said “A lot of similar promises were made in the 2017 budget; 750,000 youth were promised jobs, you haven’t dealt with the past promises and you are promising 100,000 jobs.
“Trained nurses are home without jobs, teachers are home jobless and you are adding on. This is a propaganda budget”.