• Thu. Aug 11th, 2022

How Ghanaian celebrities reacted to the E-Levy bill passage

The major conflict that erupted in December 2021 over the proposed Electronic Transfer Levy, often known as the E-Levy, has finally been passed.

On March 29, 2022, the Minority in Parliament staged a walkout shortly before the question was put before the house to pass the second reading of the E-Levy.

Ken Ofori-Atta, the Minister of Finance, moved a resolution in parliament to approve the second reading of the revised 1.5 percent E-Levy bill, paving the way for its passage into law.

The majority of Ghanaians and celebrities have expressed their displeasure with the decision.

Nikki Samonas stated in a submission that, “With the E-Levy passed, how will we Celebrate Ghana’s football win against Nigeria. You will be laughing tears of sadness.”

Comedian Waris also shared another tweet, saying, “God lead our leaders! Let their works with this E-levy reflect in the lives of Ghanaians! Let them help Ghana with the money.”

“I’ll protect the public purse. Y3ti Sika so, nso 3kom di y3n. It’s wrong to tax momo. We have the men. I will not let the people of Ghana down. I am in a great hurry to deal with the problems we face as a country. I will not allow this economy to collapse under my watch,” DKB said.

Nana Aba Anamoah made her statement with fewer words and a lot of thought, “Them take do minority.”

Bridget Otoo, a broadcast journalist and social commentator, defended the minority’s decision to walk out of parliament when the E-levy was read in parliament in her last submission.

“If NDC MPS had stayed, you people would have said they were part of the people who passed e-levy! The government Re-introduced the bill under the certificate of urgency which meant no quorum needed so NDC MP’s presence would have been useless,”she said.

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