NUGS position on E-Levy does not represent Ghanaian students-GRASAG

The Graduates Students’ Association of Ghana (GRASAG) has dissociated itself from a position taken by the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) on the electronic transaction levy proposed in the 2022 budget.

GRASAG in a statement posited that the position taken by NUGS does not represent that of students in Ghana.

NUGS has thrown its support behind the levy which is expected to be implemented in 2022 next year.

At a press conference on Thursday, November 25, 2021, NUGS stated that the e-levy is a ‘step in the right direction,’ as it will help the government generate revenue to tackle youth unemployment in the country.

But GRASAG says the position of NUGS does not represent Ghanaian students.

NUGS’ “release was signed without the consent of the president nor any of the persons constitutionally mandated to carry out such duties on behalf of the President of the Association nor that of the National Executive Committee of GRASAG-NATIONAL.”

“The President, therefore, dissociates herself from this Press Release in no uncertain terms,” GRASAG said in its statement.

According to GRASAG, the NUGS position was unfortunate and did not represent the interest of students.

“On the contrary, this statement from NUGS however fails to amplify the real concerns of the teaming Graduate Students and youth about the E-levy, which is the major worry of all graduate students across the country.”


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