Wassa East MP Reiterates Opposition To E-Levy

The Member of Parliament for Wassa East, Hon Isaac Adjei Mensah, has reiterated its opposition to the E-Levy and its resolve to vote against it whenever it is brought to Parliament.

It said the tax would bring untold hardship to Ghanaians and reverse the gains made by the country’s march towards a cashless society.

Hon Isaac Adjei Mensah maintained that the government could acquire the money it intended to raise from the imposition of the levy through other means without necessarily taxing the people.

“The government is trying to be lazy there are several avenues to generate money not E-levy, there is too much hardship in the country already there is no need to implement E-levy,’’ Hon Isaac Adjei Mensah exclusively told Kwaku Dawuro on Anopa Nkomo on Accra-based Kingdom FM 107.7

He said the government could reduce the number of its appointees and cut down on some of its luxurious expenditures and also seal the revenue leakages in the system as some of the ways to raise the GH¢6.9 billion it seeks to raise through the E-levy.

According to him, the tax was obnoxious and would have dire consequences on the citizenry.

He urged the government to learn from the consequences of the introduction of such a tax from countries that have implemented it on the continent.

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