If the E-Levy bill is voted into law, Ghanaian businessman and politician Akwasi Addai Odike has threatened to make it his personal goal to ensure President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-resignation.
“We would embark on demonstrations till President Akufo-Addo resigns from office if the e-levy is voted into law,” says a politician who has been vocal in his opposition to the E-Levy. Demonstrations bring about change all throughout the world, and we’ll make sure that happens in Ghana as well.”
“The people of the Ashanti Region say this is not the NPP they know,” he continued. According to them, the President and a few of his cronies are trying to destroy the party they love by refusing to change their minds about the e-levy, and they will not stand for it. I can assure you that if the demonstrations begin, Kumasians will be at the forefront.”
Ghana’s financial troubles, he claims, are due to the current government’s failure to listen to the ideas of other statesmen and businessmen who could assist the country get back on its feet.
“I anticipated the government to invite eminent people, opinion leaders, and other economic geniuses to join together to discuss how to improve the economic status of the country,” Odike said in an interview on happy fm.
Ghanaians, he claims, are weary of the government’s constant apologies and believe it is time for the President to leave so that a competent man can take over the reins of power.
Ghana’s long-term issuer and senior unsecured debt ratings were lowered to Caa1 from B3 by Moody’s, and the outlook was altered from negative to stable.
The new grade, it added, underscores Ghana’s difficulties in resolving its liquidity and debt problems.
The administration has stated that it intends to revitalize the economy by imposing an electronic transfer levy, which the public has objected to.