The minority will accept E-Levy if reduced to 1%-Leader
The Minority Leader in Parliament, Haruna Iddrisu, has indicated that their side will accept the -E-levy if it is reduced from the 1% from 1.75%.
He asserted the 1% would be in the interest of the country.
“A week ago, we said no, we won’t accept e-levy but having listened to officials in government, including the Minister of Finance, I am convinced to accept a departure from my original no to accepting a one percent e-levy,” he said.
He was speaking at the 10th-anniversary launch of the Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications in Accra on Thursday, December 2, 2021.
On his review, the reduction from 1.75% to 1% would contributed great to Ghana’s to fiscal consolidation and would ensure the economy did not collapse going forward, he said.
“The digital economy was doing well and had facilitated a revolution in financial inclusion, hence it was unwise to overburden the telecommunications sector, Mr Iddrisu said.
“We are not against it, but we want it fixed at one percent. We fear for double taxation because we already have communication services tax,” he said.