Communication Expert Samuel Ato Afful has cautioned Ghanaians not to be overly excited about the “Asempa budget” though it exudes hope. According to him, it is only a proposal that needs implementation.
“Governance is about giving hope to people, and listening to the highlights of the budget by the Finance Minister, it gives hope to Ghanaians, and it gives hope to people. I mean look at the tax sweep and all that”; he said.
Speaking to Melody News’ Joe Bright on his view on the budget, the communication expert cautioned that the document presented by the government is just a proposal and will need implementation.
A lecturer at the Africa University College of Communication – Mr Ato Afful believes for the first time in recent years, the NPP government’s maiden budget presented to parliament on Thursday March 2, 2017 by the Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta sounded simple in language that most Ghanaians could understand.
“It is not just the NDC government, but even the Kufour government, budget didn’t sound that simple in language as compared to what was read in the house yesterday; so people seemed to understood this thing; however my challenge is that it sounded like it’s been done already but it is not done yet”; he said.
Mr Ato Afful explained that the proposals presented by way of the budget would have to go through parliamentary approval before it could be implemented. “So people shouldn’t get overly excited about it. That is all I can say about the budget…it gives hope and for me that’s most important.”