The Managing Editor of the Insight newspaper, Kwasi Pratt Jnr., has asked Ghanaians to hold President Mahama accountable over promise to abolish the controversial Electronic levy (E-levy).
The e-levy started on Sunday May 1 2022.
Government approved the E-levy despite a walkout staged by the Members of Parliament from the National Democratic Congress (NDC) side.
Delivering an address titled “Ghana at Crossroad” on Monday May 2, John Dramani Mahama noted that a new NDC government, God willing and with the votes of the sovereign people of Ghana – in 2025 – will repeal the E-Levy Act.
“We in the NDC do not oppose taxation as a principle. We will not be pretentious and couch fanciful slogans to condemn the principle of taxation like the NPP did in the past. We are, however, implacably opposed to distortionary and burdensome taxes like the e-levy that only force Ghanaians to endure more suffering.
“A new National Democratic Congress Government, God willing and with the votes of the sovereign people of Ghana – in 2025 – will repeal the E-Levy Act,” he said while delivering an address titled “Ghana at Crossroad” on Monday May 2 2022.
Speaking to host of Atinka FM’s AM Drive Kaakyire Ofori Ayim, the Managing Editor of the Insight newspaper, Kwasi Pratt Jnr., says the debate as to whether or not Mahama will be voted into power is not important.
According to him, the most important aspect is for Ghanaians to hold Mahama to his words when he is voted into power.
“All the opinion polls I have seen show that Ghanaians are against e-levy and so we should not focus on whether or not he will be voted into power. What we should do is to ensure that he is held accountable when he becomes President,” Kwasi told Kaakyire Ofori Ayim.
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