E-Levy: NDC Will Scrap Obnoxious Tax If Party Wins Power In 2024 – Sammy Gyamfi

E-Levy: NDC Will Scrap Obnoxious Tax If Party Wins Power In 2024 – Sammy Gyamfi

  • The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) is promising to scrap the E-Levy if the party wins the 2024 general elections
  • National Communications Officer of the party, Sammy Gyamfi, has said the NDC remains firmly against the controversial tax
  • He has revealed that the opposition party would most likely include the promise to scrap the tax regime in its 2024 manifesto

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An executive of the opposition National Democratic Congress, Sammy Gyamfi, has promised that the party will scrap the contentious E-Levy if the party wins in 2024.

Mr Gyamfi, the National Communication Officer of the party, said the party remains firmly against the tax regime because it is double-taxation.

On a current affairs programme on Joy News, he said that the 1.5% levy on mobile and electronic transactions would only worsen the hardship in the troubled Ghanaian economy.

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The party's flagbearer and former president, John Mahama, has been among the outspoken critics of the E-Levy.

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"We need to bring honesty to the politics we do in this country. If the E-levy is bad now, it cannot be good in 2025. And I believe that the NDC will stand by that position the General Secretary has announced," Mr Gyamfi said to explain that the promise to scrap the tax is not a political gimmick.

Sammy Gyamfi is confident that the promise to scrap the E-Levy may be captured in the NDC's 2024 manifesto.

E-Levy: Parliament Passes Controversial Bill After Minority Stages Walkout

Ghana’s Parliament passed the controversial E-levy tax bill, Tuesday, March 29, 2022, after the Minority group staged a walkout.

After a long absence, the bill was sprung on the House under a certificate of urgency to allow for broader stakeholder consultations.

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After the Minority MPs walked out of the House after the bill was scheduled for voting during proceedings, the one-sided House of Majority MPs passed the bill.

E-Levy: Akufo-Addo Quickly Signs Controversial Tax Bill Into Law

President Nana Akufo-Addo has signed the controversial E-Levy bill into law just two days after a one-sided Parliament of Majority MPs passed it.

With the bill now a law, the Finance Ministry and the Ghana Revenue Authority can begin implementing the collection of the 1.5% tax to be charged in some mobile money and electronic transactions.

Meanwhile, Minority MPs, who walked out of the chamber shortly before the bill was passed, have filed a suit at the Supreme Court to challenge the passage of the tax.

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George Nyavor (Head of Politics and Current Affairs Desk) George Nyavor writes for YEN.com.gh. He has been Head of the Politics and Current Affairs Desk since 2022. George has over 9 years of experience in managing media and communications (Myjoyonline and GhanaWeb). George is a member of the Catholic Association of Media Practitioners Ghana (CAMP-G). He obtained a BA in Communications Studies from the Ghana Institute of Journalism in 2010. Reach out to him via george.nyavor@yen.com.gh.

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