E-levy Will Go In 2025 - Mahama Assures; Asks Akufo-Addo To Sack Ofori Atta

Former President John Mahama says "a new National Democratic Congress Government, God willing and with the votes of the sovereign people of Ghana – in 2025 – will repeal the E-Levy Act.”

The controversial Electronic Transactions Levy which started on Sunday, 1st May 2022, has been strongly opposed by the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).

Meanwhile, the Minority Leader in Parliament Haruna Idrissu and two NDC MPs have urged the Supreme Court to block the implementation of the e-levy.

The case is expected to be heard on Wednesday, May 4.

Delivering an address titled “Ghana at Crossroad” on Monday, May 2 Mahama said: “we in the NDC do not oppose taxation as a principle. We will not be pretentious and couch fanciful slogans to condemn the principle of taxation like the NPP did in the past. We are, however, implacably opposed to distortionary and burdensome taxes like the e-levy that only force Ghanaians to endure more suffering".

Mahama has also asked President Akufo-Addo to sack the Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta.

“It is inconceivable that the Minister of Finance still remains at post,” Mahama said, adding he must be sacked “without delay”.