He has described the 2017 budget as ‘asembone’ budget despite government touting its economic policy as an ‘asempa’ budget.
The Minority argue that cuts in expenditure hurt the Ghanaian.
Ato Forson explained that the expenditure cut of around GH?600 million, would mean public sector employees would go to work but “will not have tools to work”.
In addition, he said contractors working on projects would not be paid on time.
He said government is failing to discount the impact of the shutdown of FPSO Kwame Nkrumah on the economy. The shutdown, which will last for 12 weeks, will mean revenue shortfalls from oil.
He said despite this reality, the government still maintains its 6.3% GDP growth rate for 2017 and predicted, the NPP government “will be exposed big time” by the end of the year.