Ghanaians cannot expect President Akuffo-Addo to pay the E-levy when he lives like an Arabian king. Mr. Felix Kwakye Ofosu, the former deputy minister of information, made this declaration.
Taxing people’s savings and capital, according to the former deputy minister, is not the best way to go.
“The office of government machinery is receiving over GHC3.2 billion – over 500 million cedis more than last year,” Honorable Felix remarked on Joy FM.
“As I speak to you, our President loves to sit in a $14,000 an hour rented jet at a time when we have a Presidential jet that is suitable for purpose,” the honorable member continued.
“How can you live like an Arabian King?” he continued to inquire.
“You won’t listen to screams and appeals to lower costs, and you expect people to pay the e-levy?” he continued
The minister went on to state that the government of Akufo-Addo has been lobbying for a 1.75 percent E-levy.
However, the majority of Ghanaians, as well as the Minority in Parliament, have rejected the plan.
The former minister feels that the e-introduction levy’s will not fix Ghana’s challenges.
He also emphasized the need of emphasizing that Ghana’s economy is currently on a knife’s edge.
And it’s no exaggeration to say it’s already fallen apart.
Meanwhile, reports claim that Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta would drop the E-levy bill in the coming weeks.