Honourable Alexander Akwasi Acquah, Member of Parliament for the Akyem Oda Constituency, has stated, the posture of the minority in parliament with respect to the E-Levy bill passage is motivated by their quest for power against the well being of Ghanaians, a situation he describes as serpentine.
The lawmaker said, interactions with the minority members after parliamentary sessions indicate that, the E-Levy Bill if passed by parliament will pin them (NDC) in opposition forever, since the Government will be able to generate enough revenue for socio-economic development of the Country.
“We interact mostly outside parliamentary sessions with our colleagues from the minority and their fear to help pass the E-Levy is that, Government will be able to accrue enough revenue for national development a situation that will keep them (NDC) in opposition forever. We assure Ghanaians that the E-Levy Bill will be passed by parliament for the benefit of all.” Stated Honourable Alexander Akwasi Acquah.
Honourable Alexander Akwasi Acquah added that, the New Patriotic Party’s agenda to break the eight (8) years electoral cycle will depend on their delivery to the people and they (NPP) will do all it takes to achieve that.
He was speaking on Afeema 103.3 Morning Show dubbed “Ghana Nsempa” with Emmanuel Martey, popularly called Nsempa Wura on Thursday 27th January, 2022 monitored by Nana Kwasi Asare.
Meanwhile, the government will today hold a major town hall meeting on the “controversial” Electronic Transactions Levy (E-levy).
The exercise forms part of a series of engagements the government has planned intending to explain the importance of the E-levy as well as take feedback and inputs from relevant stakeholders on the levy.
The government also says the feedback will inform it on the implementation of the levy.
The E-levy is a new tax measure introduced by the government in the 2022 Budget on basic transactions related to digital payments and electronic platform transactions.