Minority in parliament to reject e-levy

The Minority Leader of Parliament, Honourable Haruna Iddrisu, has said should the electronic transaction levy be introduced, the distal economy of Ghana will retrogress.

The Minister of Finance, Honourable Ken Ofori Atta, in reading the 2022 budget statement and economy policy, made mention of plans by government to place a tax on electronic financial transactions.

Per the policy to be made concerning the tax, a charge of 1.75% is to be placed on all financial electronic transactions exceeding GHS 100.

Honourable Iddrisu, spoke in an interview on Joy TV on Monday saying, that the minority had no intention of supporting the said e-levy.

He said the country will have major fall backs in the progress its made in the digital economy for the past years.

“It will derail the progress we have made as a country on the digital economy. We are united and collectively, we will subject it to a vote and be counted standing in opposition.

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“I just think that it’s a no no for the country at this material time,” Haruna Iddrisu said on the PM Express.

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Haruna Iddrisu also shares the view that the E-Levy is a lazy approach by the government to obtain money and will overburden the average Ghanaian who is already suffering.

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