Ghana: I’m not happy about e-levy; it’s punitive – Nana Yaa Jantuah

General Secretary of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), Nana Yaa Jantuah has said the e-levy is a tax that is meant to rob the people.

She said she is not happy with the introduction of the policy because it is punitive.

“I am not happy about the e-levy. This is a punitive tax meant to rob people,” Nana Yaa Jantuah said on the Key Points on TV3 Saturday April 23 with host Dzifa Bampoh.

The Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta earlier revealed that the implementation of the e-levy would start on May 1.

“We had some meetings with Controller and Accountant Generals Department (CAGD) and the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) and they have said right at the beginning of May they should be able to put their system together,” he told TV3’s Roland Walker in Parliament after President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo delivered the State of the Nation Address on Wednesday March 30.

The E-levy was passed by Parliament on Tuesday March 29 after the third reading in the House. The Minority staged a walkout during the second reading. They walked out after Mr Iddrisu said the NDC MPs remain united in opposing the policy.

But the National Democratic Congress Members of Parliament (MPs) have filed an injunction application the commencement of the policy.

On Tuesday April 19 the opposition MPs filed an application at the apex court to block the commencement of the e-levy deductions.

Hearing of the application will take place on May 4.

Source: 3news