Members of Parliament from the opposition National Democratic Congress are not giving up their fight against the government’s decision to implement the Electronic Transaction Levy, which was just authorized by Parliament.
According to the Minority, they are prepared to pursue all legal options to persuade the administration to reverse its decision to implement the E-Levy.
It comes after Parliament approved the 2022 Appropriations Bill without the much-discussed E-Levy on Saturday, December 18, 2021.
Haruna Iddirisu, the Minority Leader, who previously stated that he accepted the E-Levy but requested a reduction in a statement, stated that it has always exhibited dedication to good governance, the 1992 constitution, and parliament’s standing regulations.
“The Minority group in parliament has shown commitment to the collective aspirations of the people of this country and, most importantly, to the republic’s constitution since the beginning of this parliament,” he says.
“Because of its devotion to these democratic values, the group has been targeted by otherwise concerned members of its political party on several occasions. Anyone who claims that this minority group wants to obstruct government activity at every chance is mistaken, according to the Minority statement.
“On the contrary, we have consistently proved our commitment to good administration, the 1992 constitution, and parliamentary standing orders.” An objective assessment of the group’s position on the current budget reaffirms our commitment to the national good.”
“The Minority is dedicated to finding legal and democratic ways to persuade the administration to repeal this insensitive, unpleasant, and regressive tax.” Nothing could be more Ghanaian and progressive at this point than a demand that the government take into account the economic realities of regular Ghanaians when implementing taxes,” it stated.