Why live at large and expect us to pay e-levy?-Mahama asks Akufo-Addo
Former President John Dramani Mahama has urged Akufo-Addo-Bawumia-led Administration to fix areas crippling the national kitty rather than heaping numerous taxes on Ghanaians.
In a Facebook post, the former President commended the Minority Members of Parliament (MPs) for demonstrating their commitment to pushing the desires and interests of their constituents and Ghanaians in the House.
“Our MPs and the leadership have done very well in holding government accountable and on behalf of the general membership of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), I expressed our appreciation to them,” he added.
Mr. Mahama joined the NDC Members of Parliament for the closing session of their 2022 Caucus Retreat on Monday.
“It is important for MPs, as stressed by other speakers and the leadership, to always remember that they are representing the people and are also in the House to represent the NDC.
“The NDC remains opposed to the imposition of the numerous fresh taxes on Ghanaians at a time when Government is living large and unwilling or unable to trim expenditure, cut waste and check corruption,” he stated.
According to Mr Mahama, after the economy has been collapsed by President Nana Akufo-Addo and Dr Mahamadu Bawumia they want to compound issues for the Ghanaian people by introducing new taxes.
“These burdensome taxes will erode business capital, especially at a time when Government has crowded out the private sector’s access to credit by its voracious appetite for borrowing.
“The debt crisis, for which there are very few tangible projects to show for, and worsening economic hardship of Ghanaians amply demonstrate the negative impact of a collapsed economy,” he reiterated.
Meanwhile, the controversial E-levy Bill will not be considered in the floor of Ghana’s Parliament this week to pay way for further consultation to reach consensus.
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