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NDC Group assures Ghanaians that it will remain opposed to the E-levy

The NDC Minority Group in parliament has issued a statement to re-assure the people of Ghana that they “remain vehemently opposed” to what the group describes as a killer E-levy of 1.75%.

The Group says the E-levy will “subject Ghanaians to immense financial pressure and further thwart our nation’s ease of doing business and digitization drive.”

Explaining the budget consideration process, bearing in mind the criticisms and attacks on the Group, the statement signed by the leader of the Minority, Haruna Iddrisu noted that the Appropriation Bill passed in the late hours of Friday does not include the E-Levy.

“The Appropriation Bill for 2021 to cater for ordinary government business for 2022 has just been passed. The killer E-Levy bill has yet to be considered by Parliament. For the avoidance of doubt the Minority continues its opposition to the e-levy.”

Demonstrating their commitment to the welfare of the people and willingness to continue to defend their rights, the Minority Leader said it will continue to explore all “lawful and democratic means of getting the government to abandon this insensitive, obnoxious and regressive tax.”

Nothing can be more Ghanaian and progressive at this stage, the Minority Group insists, than a demand that Government consider the economic challenges of the ordinary Ghanaian in rolling out taxes.

The Minority also noted that its advocacy and opposition has led to a number of concessions and modifications by government to the 2022 Budget Statement and Economic Policy. While recognising and considering the modifications, it remains vehemently opposed to the E-Levy.

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