Thursday, 9th November 2021
The Member of Parliament for Tema West, Hon. Carlos Ahenkora has encouraged Ghanaians who do not want to pay the electronic transaction tax to stop doing mobile money transactions. According to the MP, the proposed tax had come to state and will be implemented even if the NDC MPs choose to bleed.
The former deputy minister for trade and industry was speaking with TV3's parlimentary correspondent in parliament on Wednesday when he made that comment. He told Komla Klutse that, the new tax regime was a well thought through intiative and the Government will not succumb to the whims and caprices of the opposition party.
"This electronic transaction tax is not mandatory. The position of the Government is that, we need money to build roads, we need money to build hospitals, we need money to create employment and what have you. So the government has found a new way of getting money to do these and you say no? Anyone who isn't ready to pay the MoMo tax can stop doing mobile money. Keep your money in your wallet and you will not pay any tax on it. It is not a compulsory tax", he stated"
This statement had enraged many Ghanaians who think the MP is being insensitive.
On New Day show this morning, the MP for Bongo Hon. Edward Bawa described the comments of the MP for Tema West as an insult to Ghanaians. He insisted that the official position of the NDC remains unchanged and that is the E levy must be suspended.
In the earlier statement by Hon. Haruna Iddrisu that 1% can do, Hon. Bawa said that was an individual position. He reminded Ghanaians that the NDC minority caucus issued a statement to clarify that and that statement had the blessing of the leader.
What do you say to Hon. Carlos Ahenkora who once snatched ballot papers in parliament and chewed? Use the comments section to express yourself.
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