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ESLA: You have collateralized it for a loan. Ghanaians will pay for it between 7 to 10 years- Sammy

Ghanaians will have to pay for the Energy Sector Levy Act [ESLA] for 7 to 10 years instead the original arrangement under the previous NDC administration.

The National Communication Officer of the NDC, Mr Sammy Gyamfi, who made this known on Metro TV today said the Akufo-Addo led goverment have collateralized ESLA for a loan although they promised to abolish it during the 2016 electioneering campaign.

"Take a tax like ESLA. What didn't the NPP said about it. They described it as a nuisance tax. They said it was not necessary and promised to scrape it when elected. They have been in power for five years but have not scrap it. Instead, after failing to fulfill their own promise of scraping the tax [ESLA], they collateralized it"

"Because of that, Ghanaians are going to pay for it between 7 to 10 years instead of 3 to 5 years. Already, they have gotten GHS12 billion from ESLA alone. You have collected GHS12 billion and you can't show show us what you have used it for and you still want us to pay more".

The NDC communicator made these comments during a discussion on Metro TV on Thursday. He argued that there is no justification for goverment to impose draconian taxes in this difficult time.

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