The infamous 1.75% electronic transactions levy has attracted public criticisms after many Ghanaians shared mixed reactions over the policy proposal. Despite the attempts made by the Minority Caucus in Parliament to shoot down the policy, government through the Finance Minister has said that no plans have been made to either reduce or scrap the tax.
A former Chairman for the People's National Congress (PNC), Bernard Mornah has said that, members of Parliament would clap for his team of demonstrators next week if they do not hear from the Chamber. He has said that, he is waiting for a directive from the leadership of Parliament before he acts on the intended demonstration against the budget.
According to him, the manner in which the government intends to raise money from the general public is appalling and should be condemned. He believes it would be draconian for government to impose the 1.75% tax levy on the Ghanaian people in the name of expanding the tax net and increasing revenues for projects.
In an interview earlier today on TV3's New Day programme hosted by Berla Mundi, Bernard Mornah registered his disappointment over the failure of the Akuffo-Addo government to listen to the cries of Ghanaians. He indicated that he is disappointed in the cruel tax called E-levy and called on Ghanaians to come out to express their worries.
According to the former Chairman and Democratic advocate, he does not oppose government's intention to raise revenue but is not in favor of the means through which these revenues are raised. Bernard Mornah explained how such taxes would badly impact the Ghanaian economy.
Speaking further, he expressed his worries over how the police secured a dubious Court injunction to stop the Justice For Ghana protestors from storming Parliament. He was quick to add that, his team would storm the Chamber in the coming week following a failed communication from the leadership of the house. He said, "We are waiting for a directive from the leadership. And I say that the MPs will clap for us if we do not hear from them."
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