The General Secretary of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), Nana Yaa Jantuah has said the e-levy the incumbent government is about to roll out is nothing but daylight robbery.
She said without mincing words that the measure is punitive and will eventually rip off the poor.
“I am not happy about the e-levy. This is a punitive tax meant to rob people,” Nana Yaa Jantuah said on the Key Points on TV3 Saturday, April 23 with host Dzifa Bampoh.
Recall that the Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta has previously revealed the contentious e-levy would officially start on May 1.
“We had some meetings with Controller and Accountant Generals Department (CAGD) and the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) and they have said right at the beginning of May they should be able to put their system together,” he told TV3’s Roland Walker in Parliament after President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo delivered the State of the Nation Address on Wednesday March 30.
The E-levy was passed by Parliament on Tuesday March 29 after the third reading in the House. The Minority staged a walkout during the second reading. They walked out after Mr Iddrisu said the NDC MPs remain united in opposing the policy.