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Implement If Indeed The E-Levy Has Been Approved NDC To Kyei-Mensah




Majority leader and Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Osei Kyei- Mensah Bonsu said that the E-Levy has been passed at the committee level and the movement for appropriation has started.

The Minority in Parliament has described his statement as funny.

On Saturday, 22 January 2022, Mr. Kyei- Mensah Bonsu said ” it is a difficulty for me when people are kicking against the E-Levy when you know that in the adoption of the motion to approve the budget, we approved of that.” He said that at a capacity- building workshop organized for the Majority Caucus in Parliament.

“So, it means that the first step has been surmounted”.

“Then the E-Levy has been factored into the various estimates that we have approved for all the sectors”, he added.

Mr. Acheampong, the National Democratic Congress, members of Parliament for Bia East Constituency has rejected Osei Mensah Bonsu claim that he is a very confused person who must not to be taken seriously.

Speaking on the Ghana Yensom morning show hosted by Kwame Obeng Sarkodie on Accra 100.5FM on Monday January 24, 2022, he said “if you are a politician, you must be consistent in all your actions at all times,

” He further said that, if the Majority Leader is asserting that E Levy has been passed, they should go ahead and implement the policy.”

“Nothing has been approved in relation to the E Levy,” said the NDC MP.

Mr. Acheampong stated, “What happened at the committee level of Parliament was not approval per the standing orders of the house because technically the E-Levy was rejected at the Committee level”.

” All the committee level, the E -Levy was approved by a majority vote and not by unanimous decision”, he added

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” What transpired at the committee level, was the members took the decision to vote and there was a tie. The Chairman of the committee had a casting vote do he voted for the numbers to be 13 for the Majority and 12 for the Minority”.

He added that, in principle, the budget may have been passed but as part of the tax law, there must be bill Laid before Parliament do to that E-Levy has not been laid on the floor.

The E-Levy can be approved if only the Majority in Parliament eat humble pie by withdrawing the old E-Levy and revising it and relaying it before Parliament before.

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