Ban On V8s In Accra; Who Is Going To Monitor? Mahama Quizzes Government
The Former President, John Mahama has questioned the practicality of the government’s ban on the use of V8 vehicles in Accra by its appointees. Mr Mahama thinks that the policy is not feasible and according to him, its implementation is not trackable and therefore cannot be seen through. Government in 2023 budget announced on the November 24, listed a raft of measures to rein in
expenditure. They included a ban on use of V8 and V6 vehicles by government appointees except for cross-country duties. The Former President Mahama however thinks that it will be very difficult for the government to monitor the movement of the appointees. Unfortunately, in this budget, Ghanaians are slapped with stiff additional taxes and no tangible cuts in expenditure.
They just say don’t travel with your V8s. If you are travelling outside Accra, you can use your V8, but don’t use it in town. I mean, who’s going to monitor if you use your V8 or not? Expenditure has increased significantly by 80 billion cedis. It appears we have to accept to live with the excessive bloated size of government at the presidency, Mr Mahama said when he addressed the 13th Congregation of the Accra Business School.