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E-levy is unconstitutional – NPP’s Dr Amoako-Baah declares

A Political Scientist and a leading Member of the New Patriotic Party NPP Dr Richard Amoako Baah has described the controversial Electronic Levy as unconstitutional.

The Political Scientist believes the levy will force individuals to pay multiple taxes on the same principle amount which to him is against the constitutional right of the citizens

He noted that  the introduction of E-levy by the current administration is one of the laziest approach by any government to raise money for developmental Projects.

Speaking to Dr Cash on the Kumasi Based OTEC FM’s Dwabrem Political Show on Tuesday January 25, 2022 the NPP stalwart said the implementation of the policy will further collapse the already ailing economy.

“The E-Levy for me is unconstitutional, how can you tell a government worker who has already payed his tax to pay another tax on the some principal amount  just because he sent it through electronic transaction” . He quizzed.

Explaining his point with another analogy, Dr Amoako Baah said, “Asuming I owe the government some tax and I decide to send the money through electronic transfer, and you ask me to pay another tarrif on the same amount I am using to settle my tax, this to me makes no sense”. He cried.

About E-Levy

The e-levy which was introduced by the incumbent government in its 2022 budget is to be rolled out after parliament’s approval ensuring that Ghanaians are taxed on their electronic transactions.

A 1.75 percent charge is to be deducted on every 100 cedi MoMo transaction made and also on all bank transfers.

The e-levy has been met with strong opposition from the Minority in Parliament as they have vehemently kicked against its implementation.

Source: Ghana/otecfmghana.com

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