Killer E-Levy flops and matters arising – Dr. Clement Apaak

Dr. Clement Apaak
Dr. Clement Apaak

Member of Parliament for Builsa South Constituency Dr. Clement Abas Apaak has commended Ghanaians for flopping president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s New Patriotic Party government killer E-Levy.

In a statement, the Lawmaker says kudos to the good people of Ghana for refusing to be exploited by the corrupt and unaccountable Akufo-Addo/Bawumia NPP government via the obnoxious, regressive, unjustified E-levy foisted on them. “I pray more Ghanaians will avoid paying E-Levy.’

According to him, they gave humane options of raising revenue, they refused: plug revenue loopholes at the ports; stop tax exemptions, pass the law to that effect; act on findings of the Auditor General; cut down on none critical expenditure, luxury travels, legacy projects.

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Dr. Clement Abas Apaak said, the New Patriotic Party government arrogantly and capriciously cancelled road tolls, spent our money holding predetermined city, town and village hall fora/meetings, largely, feeding themselves, their party people, while blocking out genuine critical voices.

“They claimed Ghanaians supported E-Levy, and, we were pushing propaganda when it was obvious the opposite was true. Now the verdict is clear, the masses have rejected E-Levy. They forced a donkey to the river but can’t force it to drink H2O.” He explained.

The MP reiterated that, the NDC remains opposed to the Killer E-Levy. “Ghanaians agree with us and have spoken loudly as the figures from the revenue from the E-Levy so far show, GH¢ 60 Million instead of GH¢ 600 million, that E-Levy is not acceptable to the people as a revenue mobilisation measure.”

He believes that, “it’s time they put their egos and arrogance aside and withdraw the rejected E-Levy. It’s only a fool who doesn’t change his/her mind, they should consider the humane options we proposed. As suggested by John Dramani Mahama, call a national forum on the national economy, let’s find acceptable solutions.”

“Again, kudos to the good people of Ghana for showing that power belongs to them.”

SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh

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