Parliament goes on Xmas break without passing e-levy bill despite the controversy.
Over the past week, Parliament has been saddled with work associated with the 2022 budget.
Ghanaian Members of Parliament in the late hours of Monday, December 21, 2021 exchanged blows during the voting on the controversial electronic levy (E-levy) bill in Parliament.
The fight between Minority and Majority caucuses ensued after presiding Speaker, Joe Osei-Owusu attempted to leave the chair to cast his vote on whether the E-levy should be considered or not.
Despite all the blows, the e-levy was never passed today when they met.
The Majority Leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, prayed the sit-in Speaker, First Deputy Speaker, Joe Osei Owusu, to adjourn the house until January 18, 2022.
He was heard saying
“We adjourned sitting yesterday [Monday] and indicated to ourselves that the house will be reconvening at 9:00 am today, (Tuesday, December 21, 2021, but we have been waiting for all this while making the necessary calls but thus far, nothing responsive, and I think where we are if we take an adjournment it will allow coolers to come back to this house, and then we come back to continue with business in a much more serene environment. In that regard, Mr. Speaker, I invite you to adjourn the house in the hope that we can come back on January 18.”