NDC MPs file application to injunct e-levy implementation [DOCUMENT]

The Supreme Court of Ghana
The Supreme Court of Ghana

Three National Democratic Congress (NDC) Members of Parliament (MPs) have file an application at the Supreme Court to injunct the implementation of the e-levy.

The three, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa (MP-North Tongu), Haruna Iddrisu (MP-Tamale South) and Mahama Ayariga (MP-Bawku Central) argue that, Parliament did not have the right numbers to form a quorum for the passage of the e-levy bill into law.

READ MORE: Parliament passes E-levy Bill

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The honourable Member of Parliament for the North Tongu Constituency in the Volta Region made this known in a Facebook post, where he announced that the application was successfully filed on Tuesday, April 19, 2022.

The Parliament of Ghana, on Tuesday March 29, 2022 passed the electronic transfer levy bill, after a staged walk out by the Minority.

READ ALSO: Electronic Transfer Levy Act, 2022 assented and gazetted – Download

The e-levy will attract a 1.5 percent of electronic transactions above a threshold of GH¢100.00.

Ghanaians, despite the argument by the government that the levy would widen the tax net and could raise an extra GH¢6.9 billion, believes the new levy will negatively impact the Fintech space.

The injunction application has been scheduled for hearing on May 4, 2022, some few days after the slated date for the implementation of the levy.

The plaintiffs are, among other reliefs, seeking a further declaration that the purported vote by 136 Members of Parliament on each clause of the electronic transfer bill, 2021 is in contravention of Article 104(1) and therefore null, void and of no effect whatsoever.

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Source: Coverghana.com.gh

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