Minority Chief Haruna Iddrisu says the opposition Nationwide Democratic Congress will repeal the Controversial Digital Transactions levy (E-Levy) throughout the first 100 days of being in Energy in the event that they win the 2024 polls.
The Tamale South MP says the E-levy is unconstitutional noting though the NDC believes in Enhancing tax assortment, it’s against utilizing E-levy because the means.
“There are these we name the primary 100 days choices of H.E John Dramani Mahama if he will get elected as president. Some should occur throughout the first one week that parliament is sitting.. One of many legislations that H.E John Dramani Mahama has pledged to repeal and I pray we have now a parliamentary majority which we’d have, can be a repeal of E-Levy” Haruna Iddrisu informed Serwaa Amihere earlier on GHToday.
“Are you able to think about what’s going on? Folks pickpocketing out of your cell wallets – is that proper? It isn’t solely disruptive of the monetary ecosystem, however unsure and inconvenient laws of an E-levy. See the panic its created within the system. I believe Ghana Income Authority should get up and do what is true and applicable throughout the legislation – they aren’t a legislation unto themselves. If there was a fearless and impartial Judiciary, the GRA ought to have been cited for contempt. We’ll enhance tax assortment usually within the nation, we are going to tax the unbanked and untaxed, however actually not an e-levy” he added.
Reacting to feedback from a piece of the populace who contend that the Minority shouldn’t have staged a stroll out on the essential second when the invoice was handed, Mr Iddrisu stated though the transfer was not the very best, Ghanaians should recognize the minority’s effort and reduce them some slack. He additional described the Tax Measure as “Ectopic”.
“I hope that some Ghanaians will recognize this minority. However for us, this authorities wished to implement e-levy midnight of November 29. It took this minority to compel them to have interaction stakeholders together with the Ghanaian populace. The Ghanaian folks didn’t give the NDC an absolute majority. Primarily we have now completed fairly properly in holding authorities accountable”
The phased method to the implementation of the Digital Transactions levy which started on Could 1, 2022 has been fraught with various challenges sparking reactions from all stakeholders. The federal government nevertheless continues to precise its pleasure on the tax measure because it believes it’ll assist remedy the nation’s financial woes.