The Deputy Majority Leader, Alexander Afenyo Markin was earlier in the studios of TV3 to throw some highlights on the government proposed E-levy. There has been so much brouhaha since talks began about this bill. The government have reiterated that the new levy will help build roads and create jobs for the youth.
Earlier on Tuesday, the Minority Leader was in the same studios. When asked to react to the First Deputy Speaker’s comments that the government cannot trust the Speaker to pass the levy, Haruna Iddrisu mentioned that since the First Deputy has dared them, the Minority will also go ahead and move a motion and reject the bill.
Johnnie Hughes posed same question to Afenyo Markin when he queried him for his reaction to Haruna Iddrisu’s comments on the Minority insisting on rejecting the levy even before a revised one is laid by the Finance Minister. Afenyo Markin hesitated with his response and then in 3 quick sentences gave a brief reply.
“I will not be a good politician if I have to react to every political statement made. Some punchlines are there to bait and others are traps. Let’s leave it there” Afenyo Markins said.
The revised E-levy bill is expected to be laid before Parliament next week. Meanwhile the Speaker, Alban Bagbin is expected to leave the country for some medical checkups on January 29.
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