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Minority walks out during second reading of E-levy Bill

By Justice Kofi Bimpeh
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The Minority in Parliament on Tuesday, March 29 staged a walkout during the second reading of the E-levy Bill.

They walked out after Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu said the NDC MPs remain united in opposing the policy.

According to him, they did not want to be associated with any discussion about E-Levy in House.

He said: “E-levy is the nuisance of nuisance tax,” he said, adding that “businesses are suffering under your watch. We are united that we will not support E-levy, we will not vote for E-levy.”

The bill is currently at the consideration stage.

Members of the Majority are also deliberating on some proposed amendments to the bill which have been introduced by the government.

The e-levy is a new tax measure introduced by the government in the 2022 Budget on basic transactions related to digital payments and electronic platform transactions.

The E-Levy is expected to raise an extra GH¢6.9 billion in 2022.