• Tue. Aug 9th, 2022

E-levy: Physically preventing #FixTheCountry members from attending town hall meeting is bad – Ablakwa

There has been a lot of discussion in the public sphere about the contentious E-levy that the government may wish to impose on Ghanaians. As many Ghanaians, particularly the minority (those opposed to the ruling government), the Mobile Money Association of Ghana, as well as FixtheCountry movements, work to have the bill withdrawn or presented in a way that will not overburden ordinary citizens, some members of the majority, such as Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta, argue that the e-levy is not a terrible tax and urge Ghanaians to support the tax measure.

Some members of the FixTheCountry movement were allegedly physically stopped from attending a recent town hall meeting held by government today (27th of January 2022), and North Tongu MP Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa is clearly not happy about it.

Mr Ablakwa slammed the development, claiming that, it was “bad enough”.

In a tweet, he said “Physically preventing #FixTheCountry members from attending government’s town hall is bad enough but why is government not putting the E-Levy to a secret vote at its town halls as we did at the North Tongu non-partisan town hall?”

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