The Progressive People’s Party (PPP), one of the opposition parties has declared openly its revulsion to the proposed Electronic Transactions Levy as declared in the 2022 budget statement.
Kofi Asamoah Siaw, the 2020 Vice Presidential Candidate, in a statement issued by the party said
“We are against this new tax measure because we believe the solution to the current economic challenges in the country is not the imposition of new taxes to raise revenue”.
The party stated that what this nation craves is a prudent administration of the income of the nation in Akufo-Addo led government.
“We are opposed to this budget proposal because the government has failed to demonstrate clear accountability in the management of public funds”
“What we have is the empty sloganeering such as, ‘Protecting the Public Purse’, whilst in actual fact, the purse is leaking profusely, as the Auditor-General keeps reporting, or the deliberate set-up of a looting machine to dissipate public funds to the benefit of party functionaries and appointees of the regime.”
The role of the legislative arm of government is exemplifying
the interests of the people and it is clear that Ghanaians are “united” against the wide levy known as e-levy.
They urged “To this end, we call on all our Members of Parliament, and especially the NDC Minority, to remain resolute in the defence of the people of Ghana by rejecting this insensitive E-levy proposal,”
“The e-levy will disrupt economic activities and growth and will worsen the already dire and precarious economic and harsh living conditions of the citizenry”.
“Parliament should note that they are not alone in their patriotic opposition to the 2022 budget”
“The PPP stands shoulder-to-shoulder with our MPs in Parliament in your bid to exercise your parliamentary oversight to reject the 2022 budget and more especially the E-Levy.”