The Majority caucus in Parliament has stressed that the controversial electronic levy (e-levy) will be passed despite the disagreement from the Minority MPs.
Deputy Majority Chief Whip, Habib Iddrisu speaking in an interview on GBC Breakfast Show on Thursday, January 6, 2022 said the majority caucus in parliament is preparing itself to pick up where it left the bill in 2021.
According to him, the implementation of the bill will help the country to accrue more revenue.
“The E-levy when we come back to parliament…we only adjourned and it was in form as it was when we adjourned when we come back, the majority side and the leader of government business who’s the Majority Leader will look at how government business will go and we will table it…the E-levy as I have said is part of the budget that has been approved, it is part of the appropriation that has been approved and part of revenue target. It will happen,” the MP for Tolon said.
The introduction of e-levy was announced by the Finance Minister Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta during the presentation of the 2022 budget statement. He disclosed that a 1.75% will be charged on all electronic transactions.