The Volta Regional Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Hon. James Gunu has reacted to how the Akufo-Addo-led New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration has cancelled the collection of road tolls nationwide immediately after the Minister of Finance made mention of the introduction of the Electronic Transactions Levy (E-levy) during the presentation of the 2022 Budget Statement and Economic Policy.
He related the cancellation of road tolls because of the proposition of the E-levy to how someone eill pour the little water in his tank on the floor just because of the formation of the clouds in the skies, hoping that it will rain.
According to Mr. Gunu, the “debt ridden government saw E-levy cloud in the skies and immediately poured road toll water on the floor.”
According to the Former Akatsi North District Chief Executive, government was very wrong to scrap the much needed road tolls which plays a role in Ghana’s revenue generation for no tangible reason.
He believes that the E-levy must not be allowed to see the light of day because it will only worsen the already bad social and economic conditions of Ghanaians.
Meanwhile, Roads Minister Kwasi Amoako Attah has disclosed at town hall meeting on the E-levy at Koforidua on January 27 that government may have to consider the reintroduction of road tolls following the latest setback suffered by the Electronic Transaction Levy.