The Member of Parliament for North Tongu Constituency in the Volta Region, Hon Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has made interesting revelations about the new twist that the controversial E-levy has taken.
According to him, deep throat and unimpeachable sources have informed him that the scandalous allocation of GHS241,933,000 under the dodgy title of e-Transaction Levy Services in the 2022 Budget Statement and Economic Policy has been tabled for what was a heated discussion at a Cabinet Meeting President Akufo-Addo chaired a couple of days ago.
According to him, his “impeccable sources within Cabinet added that the offensive sweetheart deal is now off and that the sleazy allocation would no longer feature in the final Appropriation Act.”
This means that the GHS241,933,000 allocated as payment for a third party Government intends to bring on board to help in the collection of the E-levy has been scrapped.
The North Tongu Lawmaker noted that their exposé and relentless united advocacy, has saved Ghana a humongous GHS242million.
He believes that this colossal amount should rather be used to engage thousands of young unemployed graduates who are still languishing at home after many years.
According to Dr. John Kumah, MP for Ejisu and Deputy Minister of Finance, the GHS241,933,000 allocation was meant for several things including the services of a third party to engage in monitoring and tracking as government implements the E-levy.