Hon Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, the Minister for Information have refuted claims that the government thinks that the Electronic Transaction Levy will provide solutions to all Ghanaians problems in the country.
According to him, no government officials have not made or uttered such ignorant statements from anywhere in the country.
However, the Member of Parliament for Ofoase Ayirebi made this statement when a question was thrown on him about the claims that, the E-Levy is going to solve all challenges facing Ghana.
Furthermore, Hon Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, the Minister for Information speaking at a press conference held by the Minister for Finance, Ken Ofori Atta in Accra indicated that the government are not saying that the levy is going to solve every challenge and problem in Ghana but it is one of the major revenue mobilization avenues for the government which is going to serve as a pivotal means for the Ghana Economy in addressing some of its economic challenges.
“We have not said that E-levy will solve all our problems so I think the foundation of that question should be quickly dealt with. E-levy is one of the revenue measures as part of several revenue measures aimed at raising the resources that we need for the appropriation of about 145 billion. So it is important to put that in context even before we get into answers”, he said.
The Emergence of the infamous controversial Electronic Transaction Levy popularly called E levy is noted to have magnetised a lot of controversy in the country notably among partisans.
However, the Majority are preaching to Ghanaians about the advantages of getting the levy passed in Parliament while the opposition Minority are of their stance that they will never support passing the levy in the country in Parliament.
However, the Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu championing the motion of the Minority indicated that the infamous controversial e levy if passed in Parliament will attract more suffering and hardship for the people of Ghana notably the poor market women.