Government is currently on a mission to organize Town Hall meetings to sensitize Ghanaians on the need to pay the E-levy. Many Ghanaians have opposed the levy because they feel the government hasn’t been accountable for the taxes that it takes. The opposition NDC have also declared their intention to reject the levy if it comes back to Parliament.
In the midst of the brouhaha, yesterday the Majority and Minority sides met and had a meeting over the levy. On Good Morning Ghana today, Friday, January 28, 2022, Okudzeto Ablakwa, MP for North Tongu shared some insights on the meetings. He was careful to mention that the details of the meeting are to be kept secret for the meantime till a final conclusion was arrived at.
He explained that both sides will have another meeting this morning. One important thing to know however is that both sides plan to debate the E-levy today in Parliament. The Majority had raised concerns about the speaker travelling out of the country tomorrow. They thus wanted the Business programme altered so the Speaker sits to moderate the debate on the E-levy.
According to Ablakwa, the NDC have their full strength of MPs ready and are gearing up for a debate if indeed the debate comes off today. He concluded that the government and Ken Ofori Atta need to cut down on expenses and forget about forcing Ghanaians to pay a levy that will sponsor the president’s extravagant living.
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