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E-levy Still Continues Despite IMF Bailout - Ken Ofori-Atta Assures

According to a statement of Ken Ofori-Atta who happens to be the Minister in charge of Finance in Ghana, E-levy Will Still Continue With IMF bailout and thus, Ghanaians should not expect that, government will scrap it because of the IMF bailout.

We can recall that the government of the Republic of Ghana as part of his plans to persuade Ghanaians to accept the controversial E-levy decision, where he placed both E-levy and IMF bailout to be voted, thus either E-levy or IMF.

According to the Government of Ghana during the E-levy campaign, the controversial e-levy was to prevent the government from seeking an IMF bailout.

In recent times as Ghanaians are deliberating on the IMF bailout, most Ghanaians are suggesting that, the government should therefore scrap out the E-levy initiative as it is embarking on the IMF deal. 

Honorable Samuel Okudjeto Ablakwa, the member of parliament for North Tongu Constituency have recently admitted that, the government gave Ghanaians two options, that is either IMF or levy and thus, Ghanaians choosing E-levy, the government being honest should scrap off E-levy if it decides go to the IMF for a bailout. 

He said;

“You gave Ghanaians two options: E-levy or IMF. Having opted for IMF, any honest government will scrap E-levy immediately”.

However, the Minister of Finance, Honorable Ken Ofori-Atta has revealed that, E-levy will not be scrapped despite IMF bailout. 

“Government is committed to ensuring the smooth operationalization of all taxes of all taxes including the E-levy to ensure that in addition to the IMF’s resources, government can continue to supports its developmental goals”.

From this statement of the Finance minister, government is not prepared to scrap the E-levy initiative despite its plan to go for an IMF bailout.

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