The Minister for Information, Hon Kojo Oppong Nkrumah have reiterated the government of Ghana stance on the Electronic Transactions Levy of which according to him will eventually be passed in the House if Alban Bagbin is presiding in the House.
Furthermore, the Member of Parliament for Ofoase Ayirebi again explained that the executives in Parliament understand and believe that, the levy is a pivotal revenue mobilization vehicle capable of responding to legitimate development demands of the country population.
Hon Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, therefore, is of the view that members of Parliament cannot cannotake progress on the 2022 budget for an economic and fiscal policy through the many grudges and controversy between both parties in the House and for that matter he suggested resolutions among members and should in one accord debate for the green light of the levy.
“The E-levy is still on the table. it is a matter that the executive believes is key to revenue mobilization to help deal with all the very legitimate demands that the people of Ghana are making. Disagreement must be worked on by the force of reason and thought and argument and by vote…when Parliament resumes and Mr Speaker is in the chair, and that is very important because this is a peculiar parliament. Mr Speaker needs to be in the chair so that we can go through the process of considering the E-levy and take a decision on it at the end of the day”, he explained.
The Minister for Information again cited the importance of the Electronic Transactions Levy for the country development as the government have no major fund mobilization avenue other than the levy to address the challenges of the country and the people.