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The National Democratic Congress (NDC) is accusing Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia of appropriating policy initiatives proposed by its flagbearer, John Mahama.

The NDC alleges that Dr Bawumia's pledges to eliminate ex-gratia payments and undertake constitutional reforms are mere imitations of Mr Mahama’s promises.

In a response to the 2024 NPP flagbearer's address, a statement issued on Monday, February 12, and endorsed by its National Communications Officer, Sammy Gyamfi, the NDC contends that Dr Bawumia's commitment to abolish the contentious e-levy introduced by his government mirrors Mr Mahama's vow to do the same.

Mr Gyamfi argued that Dr Bawumia lacks originality in his vision for transforming Ghana and is merely positioning himself for the presidency to shield President Akufo-Addo and his appointees.

He characterised Dr Bawumia's policies as deceptive and deficient in clarity for effective implementation.

"Bawumia spoke like an opposition leader in government and actually sought to steal most of the policy initiatives and promises announced by H.E John Dramani Mahama."

"His promise to scrap ex-gratia, and embark on constitutional reforms, is just a copycat of Mahama’s promises. It is too late for visionless Bawumia to steal John Mahama’s policies."

"Furthermore, his promise to scrap the E-levy, VAT on electricity, the Emission tax etc. goes to highlight how useless Bawumia is. As Chairman of the EMT, taxes like the E-levy, emission tax, COVID-19 levy, sanitation tax etc., are all his brainchild. He should scrap all these taxes now! This is because he has the power to do so."

"It is interesting to note, that some of these taxes, like VAT on electricity etc. Are part of the IMF program this government signed on. The IMF negotiations were led by Bawumia and all these taxes was agreed to by him."

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