Joyce Bawah Mogtari, a former adviser to former President John Dramani Mahama, has slammed President Akufo-Addo and his vice, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, for being unduly ‘headstrong’ in pushing through the controversial E-levy.
In recent weeks, the E-levy has attracted public and parliamentary attention as the administration argues for its passage, citing the risk of the economy crashing if it is not passed.
While the majority of NPP MPs favor the charge, the NDC minority opposes it, claiming that it is a “draconian tax” that will put Ghanaians out of work.
Joyce Bawah Mogtari said in a recent social media post that 9 out of 10 Ghanaians are vehemently opposed to the fee, citing a poll.
She chastised the administration for its unwillingness to listen to Ghanaians’ hardship.
“Of all the PR gimmicks and propaganda used by this @NAkufoAddo and @MBawumia government so far, the E-levy hoax is the most absurd.” According to polls, nine out of ten Ghanaians oppose the E-levy. Despite this, the administration remains obstinate and, in some circumstances, oblivious to the suffering of the people. “Acta non verba!” she exclaimed on her Facebook page.
E-levy, if passed, will levy a 1.75 percent fee on all electronic transactions, including mobile money.