The Graduate Students’ Association of Ghana (GRASAG) has distanced itself from the position taken by the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) on the 2022 Budget Statement and Economic Policy.
According to them, the press statement from NUGS has failed to amplify the real concerns of the teaming Graduate Students and youth about the E-levy, which is the major worry of all graduate students across the country.
This comes after NUGS came out with a presser backing the proposal by the government to impose a 1.75% levy on all electronic transactions, starting from January, 2022.
According to NUGS, the e-levy is a ‘step in the right direction because it will help the government to generate revenue to tackle youth unemployment in the country.
Contrary to NUGS position, GRASAG has urged Parliament to as a matter of urgency scrutinize and reject the 2022 budget as part of its oversight responsibility since the budget fails to address the concerns of the Ghanaian students and youth.
Below is their official press release;