Former Head of Monitoring Unit of the Forestry Commission, Charles Owusu has added his voice to discussions on the return of E-levy to Parliament.
"It's not about the payment of the money but what it will be used for. Government seems to be creating the impression that the E-levy will solve all our problems; that seems to be the idea...they need to come clear for Ghanaians to really understand" he told sit-in host Nana Yaw Kesseh on Peace FM's morning show 'Kokrokoo'
Government recently suggested that the Electronic Transaction bill will be resubmitted to Parliament for approval despite the minority's insistence that the rate of 1.75 should be reduced.
Meanwhile, Majority leader Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu says the bill has already been approved.
Addressing a capacity building workshop organized for the Majority Caucus in Parliament and some Ministers of State, on January 22, he said: “it is a difficulty for me when people are kicking against the e-levy when you know that in the adoption of the motion to approve the budget, we approved of that. So, it means that the first step has already been surmounted...then the e-levy has been factored into the various estimates that we have approved for all the sectors. That is the second thing we did. The third step is when we encapsulated everything into the Appropriation Bill and passed the Bill unanimously. What does it mean, you have approved of the E-levy.”
Listen to him in the video below
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