Afenyo-Markin

Deputy Majority Leader in Parliament, Alexander Afenyo-Markin, has said that the worries raised against the rate for the E-levy proposition ought to be tended to.

He likewise required an appraisal of the contentions for and against the proposition then, at that point, embrace and present to the country a refined and convincing E-levy recommendations that the great individuals of Ghana can’t dismiss.

Addressing a capacity building workshop organized for the Majority caucus in Parliament and some Ministers of State, the Effutu lawmaker said “Out of the many unfounded claims against the proposed E-levy there are nonetheless some legitimate concerns that we must work hard to address.

“I believe the proposed rate and concerns about waste in our public finance system are examples that , thus we must resolve necessary and thoroughly assess the concrete arguments for and against the E-levy and then adopt and present to the nation a refined and compelling E-levy proposals that the good people of Ghana cannot reject.”

His Leader, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu, asserted the dubious E-Levy had effectively been endorsed by Parliament.

As per the Suame Member of Parliament (MP), what is remarkable of the E-Levy is for Parliament to give it an official support.

His comments come on the back of threats by the minority side of the house that they will oppose the E-Levy, a tax policy they describe as being ‘draconian’ and ‘insensitive’

The Minister for Parliamentary Affairs said, the topic of endorsement for the E-Levy has for some time been replied when Parliament made specific decisions.

“The difficulty for me is when people are kicking against the e-levy when you know that in the adoption of the motion to approve the budget which contains the e-levy as a policy, we approved of that so it means that the first step has already been mounted. The receivables of the e-levy have been factored into the various estimates approved for all the sectors. That is the second thing we did. Thirdly, we encapsulated everything into the appropriations bill and passed it unanimously”, he explained.

What this means for the Majority Leader is that “you have approved of the E-Levy”.

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