Editor-in-Chief of the Insight newspaper, Kwesi Pratt has kicked against the introduction of the electronic transaction levy (E-levy).
The controversial electronic transaction levy was announced by the finance minister Ken Ofori Atta while reading the 2022 annual budget. However, a lot of Ghanaians have spoken against it with a section claiming that it will worsen the hardship in the country.
The Minority in Parliament have refused to approve the levy and the Majority caucus can also be discovering it tough to marshall assist from their chamber to implement the coverage.
Making his submissions on Peace FM’s”Kokrokoo”, Kwesi Pratt said emphatically that the e-levy won’t clear up Ghana’s issues.
According to him, there are urgent wants like fixing the gold sector challenges the place Ghana is shedding large monies that have to be addressed, not the e-levy which, to him, ”would not fairly even handle the elemental issues. It would not resolve our deficit issues and so forth…”
He additionally opined that e-levy, because it stands now, will not be handed anytime quickly.
This is as a result of, he defined, some Members of Parliament are sick and the Dome/Kwabenya MP, Sarah Adwoa Safo, as extensively circulated round, has additionally refused to come back again to Parliament.