The much anticipated budget was read in the parliament House yesterday by the finance minister and it is causing a lot of stir across the country. The budget was named 'Agyenkwa' which literally means saviour. Hon. Ken Ofori Atta made a lot of revelation during the reading of the budget and what will be taking place in the year 2022. Though some of the things have taken place with immediate effect. Some of the things that was mentioned was the creating of over one million jobs for the youth in the year 2022, abolishing of toll collection, taxation on mobile money among many others.
One of the things which has become the most talked about is the mobile money levy. The minority caucus have threatened to reject that development and have stated it clearly why there is no need to add that levy when doing a transaction. Aside the minority rejecting it, many Ghanaians are also of the view that the amount is too high for the ordinary citizen. The minority has sent message to their leader in Parliament not to accept the new levies but rather oppose it to benefit the ordinary citizen.
The NPP on the other hand also did a press a conference which was led by Honourable Alexander Afenyo Markin. According to him, the 1.75% E-Levy was initiated by the government to generate income within. And as a matter of fact, the income that will be generated will be used to construct and maintain our roads and also pay our contractors to go back to the site to work. He also revealed that road contractors have been going through a lot when it comes to funds but this will go a long way to get enough funds to settle them in order to mend the spoilt roads and also construct new ones.
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