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E-levy will be scrapped no matter the amount of money being generated-Sammy Gyamfi

The Communications officer of the opposition National Democratic Congress, Mr Sammy Gyamfi has waded to the controversial E-levy brouhaha that John Mahama can’t use any legal means to repeal it.

Responding to the comments from the ruling New patriotic party NPP that the NDC is being deceptive with their promise to Cancel the Electronic Transactions Act (E-Levy)

Former President John Mahama’s promise has given birth to mixed feelings. Some pundits believe his assurance will give the biggest opposition party in the country huge votes in 2024.

However, the NPP believes based on past record, there can’t be anyway the NDC administration will repeal the e-levy which has generated some level of outcry.

Former Flagbearer aspirant of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Captain (Rtd) Nkrabea Effah Dartey has quired Ghanaians to disregard Mahama’s promise to Cancel the E-levy.

According to him, the former President lacks the moral right to label the E-Levy as an ‘uncalled for’ levy because he knows the importance of taxes.

The Communications Director of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Yaw Buaben Asamoa, has also described Mahama’s pledge to repeal the E-levy as “a scam and a cheap attempt to gain attention in his party”.

However, the National Communications Officer of the NDC insists that “E-levy is sacrilegious” and that it will go.

Speaking in an interview on Neat FM’s ‘Me Man Nti’ programme, he said: “no matter the money being generated it will be cancelled . . . there are creative ways of generating revenue into the economy. He (Mahama) has been President before and there was nothing like e-levy. He has invested in digitalization than any government and there was no e-levy . . . ”

“We will look for a different way to raise money, set our priorities right, and use the money judiciously not like what is happening now,” he added.

By Lawrence Odoom

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this publication do not in anyway reflect the opinions of State News Ghana

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