Bernard Mornah, the convener of Justice 4 Ghana, has challenged President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to hold a referendum on the E-levy to gauge public opinion on the policy idea if he believes it is popular.
A national referendum on the E-levy, in his opinion, is the way to proceed.
“Given the level of division we have, the president should definitely make this policy a referendum policy and see if the president thinks it is popular or not.”
“If the president believes the e-levy is popular, he should put it to a vote and see what happens.” Is that the best course of action? ” He commented Tuesday, February 8 on 3FM’s Sunrise show with Alfred Ocansey.
The E-levy idea has been rejected by a large number of Ghanaians, including members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Following the levy’s defeat, more interaction is taking place through townhall meetings.
After meeting with the Minority leadership on Friday January 28 as part of talks, Mr Ofori Atta further cut the rate from 1.75 percent to 1.5 percent.
The Minority, according to TV3’s Parliamentary Correspondent Komla Klutse, is still opposed to it. They want the proposal to be completely scrapped.
This meeting came after the two parties’ initial meeting on Thursday, January 27 resulted in an impasse, with both sides remaining certain about their positions on the proposal.