Former minister of finance and Governor of Bank of Ghana has labeled the incumbent New Patriotic Party and President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as insensitive to the plight of Ghanaian after it was revealed that they still plan to put forth the controversial e-levy before Parliament for consideration when the house reconvenes on January 25, 2022.
The Minister of Finance of the incumbent, Ken Ofori-Atta speaking at a press conference in Accra on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 revealed the intentions of Government to resubmit the e-levy before Parliament for approval.
Adding that he was quite optimistic about the levy being passed this time round after extensive consultations were made with all stakeholders.
“After extensive consultations, the E-Levy will be resubmitted to Parliament this month. We look forward to joining hands with our Honourable Members in Parliament to approve the e-levy on a consensus basis, so we can collectively address the big issue of unemployment,” he said.
But Mr. Duffour in responding to the earlier comments of our Minister of Finance lamented about the insensitivity of Government to the plight of the ordinary Ghanaian, noting that the end of one year and the ushering in of a new one has not done anything to soften the heart of Akufo-Addo and his Government.
“Its Janaury 2022, yet the Government’s idea of creating a better future for the people of Ghana is to re-introduce the unpopular and destructive e-levy bill, and they do so in the face of the current economic hardship in our country. New year, same old insensitivity,” he wrote on his Facebook timeline on January 20, 2022.