Economic hardships: Ghana should hold national elections every year- Ablakwa

June

The Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Mr Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has asserted that perhaps national elections must be held every year in Ghana.

He said this considering the soaring hardships caused by unbridled price hikes, excruciating cost of fuel, 20% increase in transport fares, proposals by ECG for a 100% tariff adjustment, historic unemployment at 13.4% amongst others.

According to him, the controversial E-Levy wouldn’t have been tolerated the least if this was an election year.

Mr Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa also wrote that the sensitivity levels of Ghanaian political leaders must remain the same before and after elections, considering

In a Facebook post, the MP wrote,”Perhaps Ghana should hold national elections every year. Soaring hardships caused by unbridled price hikes, excruciating cost of fuel, 20% increase in transport fares, proposals by ECG for a 100% tariff adjustment, historic unemployment at 13.4% and a draconian E-Levy wouldn’t have been tolerated the least if this was an election year.

Sensitivity levels of Ghanaian political leaders must remain the same before and after elections.”

He continued that, “In Hungary, despite winning his April election, Prime Minister Viktor Orban continues to cushion Hungarians by placing a cap on fuel and food prices which he has extended to July 1.”

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E-Levy: We take solace in Supreme Court’s order to GRA to ensure adequate records – Ablakwa

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The Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Mr Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa says although the Minority’s injunction application on the E-Levy has been denied, it takes solace in the order of the Supreme Court to the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) to ensure they keep adequate records for a possible mass refund to all Ghanaians in the event that the Minority succeed with its substantive case.

The E-levy was passed on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 in Parliament.

After it was passed, the Minority Leader in Parliament, Haruna Iddrisu, and his colleagues; Mahama Ayariga and Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa on Wednesday, March 30, 2022, dragged the Attorney-General to the Supreme Court over the approval of the Electronic Transactions Levy (E-Levy).

They contend that Parliament did not have the required number of at least, half of its members present when the controversial tax policy was approved.

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