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E-Levy: NDC MPs to cite GRA, others for contempt 

By Justice Kofi Bimpeh
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MP for North Tongu Okudzeto Ablakwa says they are considering citing the Ghana Revenue Authority and Majority Leader Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu for contempt over their E-Levy commentaries.

He said they will draw the attention of the court to the lawless path the GRA and others want to take.

"I want to caution the GRA Commissioner and others who want to take a lawless path that we will remain committed to the lawful and constitutional path..."

"We will draw the attention of the court that these persons and agencies are poised to be contemptuous of the court..."

The Majority Leader in Parliament, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu has said the injunction application filed against the implementation of the e-levy by the Minority at the Supreme Court is an exercise in futility.

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In his view, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) lawmakers failed to exhaust the internal arrangements in Parliament to resolve disagreements over the approval of the bill.

Speaking at a forum on Friday April 22, Mr Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu who is also lawmaker for Suame said “They say they want to stop the implementation but the bill is already being implemented, I don’t know what they mean by that .Upon the assent of the President he bill, if Parliament has not postponed the operation of the bill, immediately after the assent it comes into operation.

The Ghana Revenue Authority, GRA has also explained that they are ready for the May 1 implementation date for the E-Levy.