I am unable to gloss over the contradictions which appear to be heavily present in Felix Kwakye Ofosu’s argument in relation to the country’s debt to GDP ratio.

I am unable to gloss over the contradictions which appear to be heavily present in Felix Kwakye Ofosu’s argument in relation to the country’s debt to GDP ratio.

According to him, the UK uses a fraction of the taxes it generates to pay its debts but Ghana on the other hand uses about 87% of its tax revenues to service its debts.

He goes on to make the point that the UK’s debt levels might have gone up astronomically, way above that of Ghana but it is able to collect enough taxes and uses just a fraction of same to clear its debts.

Felix indicates that Ghana is unable to generate enough tax revenues to compete with the UK and so, we should stop comparing the two scenarios.

In his preamble, the same Felix emphasized that Ghanaians are being overburdened with taxes, a phenomenon he describes as an insensitive way of governance.

Note this, he says taxes have been increased which have impacted adversely on the Ghanaian people. He, on the other hand, says that we are not able to generate enough taxes like the UK to fend off increasing debts.

He doesn’t want the Government to collect enough taxes but accuses the same Government of not being able to collect enough taxes. What exactly do they want? Even at propaganda, they are incompetent!

P.K. Sarpong, Whispers from the Corridors of the Thinking Place.