The Parliament of Ghana has on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 adjourned sitting “Sine Die” for broader consultations on the much talked about Electronic Transactions Levy (E-levy).
This comes after the House reconvened on Tuesday morning after last night’s scuffle during voting on whether the E-levy should be considered by the House under a certificate of urgency.
Speaking to the Media after Tuesday morning’s short proceedings, Minority Leader, Hon. Haruna Iddrisu noted that the move to adjourn the House “Dine Die” was necessary in order to restore calm and make sure that peace prevails in Parliament and the country at large.
According to him, there is the need for government to engage in deeper consultation as far as the E-levy.
He went further to say that the Minority side that he leads is firmly against the passing of the E-levy.
According to him, since the Appropriation Bills have been approved, the country can keep running with those approvals as the government continues to have broader consultations on the E-levy.
Sine Die is a Latin term that means, “without day.” When a legislature adjourns sine die, it means it is the final adjournment of the assembly without a day being set for reconvening.
It is believed that the House will reconvene on 18th January 2022 for further deliberations.