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Sam George, Mubarak Fights Haruna For Accepting E-Levy Proposal By Government

Confusion has set in the camps of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) over the proposed Electronic Transaction Levy (E-Levy) following the admission by the Tamale South legislator, Harruna Iddrisu that the proposal by the government is justified. Two leading members of the party, Sam Nartey George, the Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram, and Ras Mubarak, the former parliamentarian for Kumbungu have vented their disapproval of the divergence Haruna Iddrisu had taken to what the Minority have argued since the 2022 Budget Statement and Economic Policy was read.

Mr Haruna Iddrisu declared that he had a cause to reason with the government's proposal to implement the Electronic Transaction Levy but at a rate not above 1 percent. But this pronouncement, according to Sam George and Ras Mubarak, is a betrayal of the collective bargaining by the Minority to have the levy scrapped. 

For Mr Mubarak, it was totally wrong for Haruna Iddrisu to have made a concession to the proposed 1.75 percent E-Levy when they have quite a strong voice among economists and fintech experts that the imposition of that levy will be retrogressive.

He noted that Haruna's commentary will disorient the position the minority has taken on this matter.

More disturbing on this subject is what Sam George noted as contradictory the statement by the Minority Leader to what is contained in their proposal as endorsed by Haruna; to the Finance Minister for consideration. Sam George argued that the only concession endorsed by the Minority is what has been drafted and published, adding that the subject of scrapping the e-levy was explicit. 

On Newsfile on Joy News, Sam George brilliantly corrected that there is no contention to what is captured in the media about Haruna's claim but the fact as proposed collectively by the Minority is undeniable. He emphasized that there is no way the minority will compromise on their stance in having the E-Levy passed. 

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