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Finance Minister, Ofori-Atta 'begs' Minority over the passage of E-levy in Parliament.

Finance Minister Kenneth Nana Yaw Ofori-Atta has appealed to Parliament, and the Minority specifically, to "put the country first and work in the organization to teach Ghanaians a lesson".

There has been a lot of bad blood between the Minority and the Finance Minister, whose budget in November was at first dismissed, the first time in the Fourth Republic.

On Thursday, March 24, when he addressed the country on the actions embraced by the government to handle the current economic crisis, Mr. Ofori-Atta was additionally being looked for in Parliament to address questions.

The First Deputy Speaker stood in to suspend his meeting because of the question and answer session.

During his address, the Finance Minister conceded that the "relentless position" of the Minority against the Electronic Transfer Levy, prominently known as e-levy, has seriously impacted investor confidence, a circumstance that has had desperate ramifications for the economy.

He referenced it as one of the three factors that the government didn't see coming. The other two were the deferral in the budget endorsement and the Ukraine-Russia emergency.

Mr. Ofori-Atta, hence, spoke to the Minority to put the country first for the government's consumption intends to stream.

He demands that the current organization has the stuff to make something happen.

"Lovely people, your government, the Akufo-Addo administration, still up in the air to make something happen and has the right stuff, discipline and sympathy to get it done.

"Yet, to do as such, we should not permit our fortunes to be misled by speculators and naysayers - the individuals who possibly flourish when we permit avoidable vulnerabilities to hold influence in the issues of our country.

"Government will, by this, appeal to Parliament to invest the country first and effort in the organization to teach of Ghanaians a thing or two."

In any case, the Minority, in a reaction to the Finance Minister, took more time to this and demanded that individuals are fairly helping the government in executing its income measures.

"Let it not be repeated that the Minority didn't uphold government in its income measures," Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu emphasized.

"We did. Just in regard of e-levy that we said the procedurally they weren't right [and] they shouldn't rush it through a dire motion."


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