The Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa have admonished the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Kufo Addo to ditch the controversial Electronic Levy that his government and administration is thriving to implement on the Ghanaian citizens.
According to Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, president Nana Akufo Addo should be a listening president for the good of Ghanaian citizens and should on that matter hear or pay attention to the majority of the Ghanaian citizens who are strongly against the bill.
” President Nana Akufo Addo must listen to the overwhelming majority of Ghanaians including the civil society organisations, experts, religious bodies and political parties who are all legitimately demanding that he jettisons the obnoxious and highly inflammable e levy”, Samuel Okudzeto indicated.
The Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa made this statement on his social media Facebook page on the 4th of January 2022 on his expectations for 2022 on the e levy issues further adding that President Nana Akufo Addo should deduce the government expenditure in the country.
The North Tongu Member of Parliament wrote on his Facebook page that,” Government should in place of the insensitive e levy pursue vigorous expenditure cuts. For instance: slash the GHS3.1 billion allocation to the office of the Government Machinery OGM, drastically reduce the near GHS 1 billion set aside contingency vote”.
The Lawmaker further opined that the president should also as a matter of fact reduce or suspend some of the projects in the country such as the New Accra International Conference Center which is wholly estimated to cost an amount of €116 million.
Additionally, the President should reduce the huge expenses on the private Presidential jets travel in the country because that will save the state a lot of money for important matters and not impose the insensitive e levy on poor Ghanaians as according to Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa.
The Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa further disclosed that President Nana Akufo Addo should patronise the state private jet which he thinks is still in good shape and conditions for his presidential activities instead of burning the taxpayer’s money on a luxurious private jet.