Lawmaker for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has exposed government over the creation of a company to receive almost GHS240millon for the E-levy cited in the 2022 budget.
In a post on Facebook he said the Minority cannot support the implementation of the E-levy since it’s a rip off to make the rich richer.
he wrote: “It does appear our agitations against the E-Levy is going to really affect some shadowy business interests if we succeed in having it scrapped or substantially reduced. Appendix 4B at page 242 of the 2022 budget reveals that a colossal GHS241,933,000 has already been set aside to pay for so-called e-Transaction Levy Services. We shall be demanding full disclosure in Parliament on this apparent sweetheart deal. Taxing the poor to make the rich richer. This is most unconscionable!
He added “the more I dig into the sleazy allocation of GHS241,933,000 in the 2022 killer budget to pay for an amorphous e-Transaction Levy Services, the more I am convinced we must all entrench our absolute and unconditional opposition to the E-Levy.The Bank of Ghana has adequate capacity to track all e-Transactions in Ghana.They told us E-Levy was for grand national transformation, now we know it’s for a grand heist by family and friends.