You’ve no mandate to pass E-Levy but you’ve mandate to consider IMF for bailout-Dr. Apaak to Prez

The Member of Parliament for Builsa South has mocked the government following its decision to hold a debate on the crisis facing the economy at a cabinet meeting.

He is wondering what credible policies will come out from the debate.

The government is expected to hold a crunch cabinet meeting to find solutions to the raging economic challenges.

The meeting is expected to take place at the Peduase Lodge, from Thursday, March 17, to Sunday, March 20, 2022.

The deliberations will be chaired by President Akufo-Addo, together with all NPP MPs, ministers, government appointees, and the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) leadership.

The meeting is also to consider the controversial E-Levy and the way forward.

Reacting to the announced meeting, the legislator maintained that the E-Levy is not an option the government must consider.

He said the government has the mandate to go to the IMF but has no mandate to have the E-Levy passed.

“With seeking the support of the IMF, they have the mandate, with KILLER E-LEVY, they don’t. Let no one deceive them at Peduase, it is still 137 No votes against E-levy any day it comes to the floor of Parliament resurrected, revived or resuscitated.”

Meanwhile, he has also reminded the President to stop the delay in presenting the State of the Nation Address.

“While at thier retreat they should not forget that SONA, a constitutional obligation, is yet to be fulfilled. In fact, from 2017 to 2021 NADAA presented SONA in the month of February as did his predecessors. It is clear that NADAA will have the embarrassing record of NOT presenting SONA in February in the history of the 4th Republic.”

Read his statement below

Gov’t Crisis Retreat – What is there to debate? KILLER E-LEVY is not an option. They are better off spending their retreat time at Peduase debating amongst themselves the best IMF programme that will rescue the nation and give POLICY credibility.

With seeking the support of the IMF, they have the mandate, with KILLER E-LEVY, they don’t. Let no one deceive them at Peduase, it is still 137 No votes against E-levy any day it comes to the floor of Parliament resurrected, revived or resuscitated.

While at thier retreat they should not forget that SONA, a constitutional obligation, is yet to be fulfilled. In fact, from 2017 to 2021 NADAA presented SONA in the month of February as did his predecessors. It is clear that NADAA will have the embarrassing record of NOT presenting SONA in February in the history of the 4th Republic.

Truth Stands!

Dr. Clement Abas Apaak
M.P, Builsa South

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