The Member of Parliament (MP) for Builsa South, Dr Clement Apaak, has advised the Akufo-Addo government not try reintroducing the electronic transactions levy (E-levy) bill to Parliament.
He assured the Akufo-Addo government, that is holding a retreat at the Peduase Lodge in Aburi, that reviving the E-Levy in the law-making chamber will be voted against by the Minority.
His suggestion to the government in a statement was for the government officials, including ministers, who are present at Peduase, to rather debate “amongst themselves the best IMF programme that will rescue the nation and give policy credibility.”
Below is the statement;
Gov’t Crisis Retreat – What is there to debate? KILLER E-LEVY is not an option. They are better off spending their retreat time at Peduase debating amongst themselves the best IMF programme that will rescue the nation and give POLICY credibility.
With seeking the support of the IMF, they have the mandate, with KILLER E-LEVY, they don’t. Let no one deceive them at Peduase, it is still 137 No votes against E-levy any day it comes to the floor of Parliament resurrected, revived or resuscitated.
While at their retreat they should not forget that SONA, a constitutional obligation, is yet to be fulfilled. In fact, from 2017 to 2021 NADAA presented SONA in the month of February as did his predecessors. It is clear that NADAA will have the embarrassing record of NOT presenting SONA in February in the history of the 4th Republic.
Dr. Clement Abas Apaak
M.P, Builsa South