After Parliament approved the E-Levy Bill, comedian DKB has re-echoed the words of the NPP about the taxation of mobile money during the 2016 general elections.
In a post on Twitter, he noted that the party promised to protect the public purse and had insisted on numerous occasion that Ghana has the money to develop.
“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,” he wrote.
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 GHANA (@dkbghana) March 29, 2022
His post follows Parliament’s approval of the controversial Electronic Transactions (E-Levy) Bill on Tuesday afternoon.
This decision was reached after the Consideration Stage was completed by a Majority-sided House on March 29, 2022.
It was considered under a certificate of urgency. The Bill was adopted at a reduced rate of 1.5% from the initial 1.75% amid a Minority walkout.
President Akufo-Addo is expected to assent to the bill.
The tax which has become a subject of debate among Ghanaians is expected to rake in close to ¢6 billion in tax revenue for the country.
The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has already hinted that its structures have been revised and ready to ensure mobilization of the income.
Source: Ghana News