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E-levy Will Be Wasted If Misappropriation Is Not Checked - GPCC To Gov't

E-levy Will Be Wasted If Misappropriation Is Not Checked – GPCC To Gov’t

The Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council has asked the government to check misappropriation and misapplication of public funds rather than going in for the controversial Electronic levy (e-levy).

The e-levy in its circumspect is to yield money to support infrastructural development as noted by the government. An estimation of the Gh¢ 6.9
billion from the controversial e-levy is to be derived in its introduction.

The GPCC has wade debate on the government losing Gh¢12 billion and now looking for Gh¢ 6.9 billion to support development. The Council is therefore appealing to the government to check the misappropriation of funds.

General Secretary of the Council Reverend Emmanuel Teimah Barrigah said “if we lose GH¢12 billion through the misapplication, misappropriation and embezzlement of public funds and we are looking for GH¢6 billion from E-levy, why don’t we just take steps to prevent such wastages?”

“If this is not done, even monies collected through E-levy will be wasted. Without collecting the E-levy in the first place, when all loopholes are plugged, we can save a considerable amount of money to carry out the developmental projects government will like to embark on.”