A National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament (MP) has intimated that all members of his caucus will vote ‘No’ on the controversial Electronic Transfer Levy Bill on any day and at any time in Parliament.
The Builsa South MP claimed that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has been fleeing from its own shadows on the e-levy Bill since their numbers are insufficient to overturn the NDC’s in the present Parliament.
Despite the Majority Leader’s announcement that debate and subsequent voting on the e-levy would take place on Friday, January 28, no one showed up, and the House was adjourned to Tuesday, February 1. The Speaker, Alban Bagbin, also disappointed the House due to the MPs’ tardiness in sitting for proceedings.
“Unfortunately for the NPP, the employment of an IMPOSTER was not an option last night in Parliament,” Dr. Clement Apaak said.
“And, because a vote on the Killer E-Levy would have gone against them and their E-Levy, they had to leave when we called for the debate to begin and the vote to follow.”
“It’s now evident to everyone that the Rt. Hon. Speaker is not to blame for the delay in voting on the unjustifiable and extortion scheme they’ve dubbed E-Levy.
“It is also clear that we, the NDC, in Parliament, are not obstructing them.” So, take note, hypocrite parts of our society.
“For us, the 137 NO vote against the KILLER E-Levy stands at any time and in any place.
“We owe it to the good people of Ghana, our constituencies, and ourselves to follow through on what we’ve promised: 137 NO votes against the odious, regressive, and extortionary E-levy system.” “There will be no retreat, no surrender!”