Member of Parliament for the Ellembelle Constituency, and Former Minister for Energy, in charge of Petroleum, Hon. Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, has stated that the economic growth which was touted by the NPP government in their 2020 budget statement could only be found in the oil sector, due to good policies and major social reforms initiated by the NDC government in the sector .
He however, debunked government’s claim that the growth of the economy is from non-oil sector, emphasising that the growth we witness today is due to the structures put in place by the erstwhile Mahama government to sustain and increase oil production in Ghana, which needs to be acknowledged and commended.
Addressing the media after contributing to the debate on the 2020 budget and financial policy of the government on Tuesday, Hon. Armah Buah, indicated that there has been lots of talk about economic growth by this government, forgetting their predecessors who made it possible for this growth to materialise.
He also accused the government of putting Ghanaians in economic hardships as result of the numerous taxes imposed on them, which has compounded to the woes of the people.
Reiterating that “Government must live up to the promises made to the people of Ghana”.
He said this in response to claims by the Chairman of the Mines and Energy Committee of Parliament, and Member for Odotobri Constituency, Hon. Samuel Kwasi Gyamfi, that the government was on course to delivering on its promises and stabilizing the economy.
The Ellembelle Legislator also described as good news the discovery of oil by Springfield, a local oil exploration company which was contracted by the NDC government.