Dr Clement Abass Apaak, Member of Parliament for Builsa South Constituency is not surprised about the government’s inability to achieve its “killer E-levy” estimated target.
The MP applauded Ghanaians, “for refusing to be exploited by the corrupt and unaccountable NADAA/Bawumia NPP government via the obnoxious, regressive, unjustified E-levy foisted on them.”
Below is a writeup copied to A1radioonline.com by Dr Apaak
Kudos to the good people of Ghana for refusing to be exploited by the corrupt and unaccountable NADAA/Bawumia NPP government via the obnoxious, regressive, unjustified E-levy foisted on them. I pray more Ghanaians will avoid paying E-Levy.
We 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.
They arrogantly and capriciously cancelled road tolls, and spent our money holding the predetermined city, town and village hall fora/meetings, largely, feeding themselves, and 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 into the river but can’t force it to drink H2O.
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, GHC 60 Million instead of GHC 600 million, that E-Levy is not acceptable to the people as a revenue mobilisation measure.
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.
Dr Clement Abas Apaak
M.P, Builsa South Constituency”
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1 MHz|Moses Apiah|Bolgatanga|Ghana