Kwame Jantuah, CEO for African Consortium Limited
Kwame Jantuah, CEO for African Consortium Limited

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia’s proposal to abolish some revenue measures implemented by President Akufo-Addo has been described as a betrayal.

At a public lecture held at the University of Professional Studies, Accra, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearer said that the E-levy, bet tax and emissions tax would be removed.

But this appears not to have gone down well with many political critics, including Kwame Jantuah, CEO of African Energy Consortium Limited.

The lawyer speaking on Joy Prime’s AM Show, stated that Dr. Bawumia cannot separate himself from President Akufo-Addo’s legacies.

Mr. Jantuah believes that the Vice President should have resigned or made his position on the implementation of the unpopular revenue measures known from the onset.

“You tell us you want to scrape E-Levy. Were you not part of the decision-making process? At the time that the E-Levy came up, he should have voiced out to the people of Ghana, ‘I do not agree with this E-Levy’.

“There are many ways of stringing a cat. If you don’t agree to something, you’ve got to find a way to convince your boss.”

The lawyer added that the NPP flagbearer must take responsibility for his actions and inactions during the seven-year administration of Akufo-Addo.

The CEO at African Energy Consortium Limited also indicated that if the country mattered more than the NPP to Dr Bawumia, he would insist on it not being approved and would have resigned if the need arose.

 “You don’t need to be vice president to become president. If you feel you’re strong in your conviction that you can convince Ghanaians that you can lead this country well, then you can stand on your volition.”

He went ahead to state an instance where his father, Franklin Adubobi Jantuah resigned from former President J.J. Rawlings’ administration as the Minister of Agriculture when he was opposed to some fiscal policies.