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VIDEO: Woyome speaks on E-levy ahead of its implementation

The member of parliament for South Tongu constituency Hon. Kobena Mensah Woyome has shared an impactful insight into why the NDC walked out during the passing of the famous E-levy.

The minority caucus has already petitioned the Supreme Court of the country to halt the passing of the electronic levy (E-levy). In a document cited online, the petition was submitted on 19th April 2022 and signed by the minority leader Hon. Haruna Idrissu and his cabinet Hon. Okudzeto Ablakwa and Hon. Mahama Ayariga. The request further stated that the hearing of the matter will be held on 4th May 2022 while the passing of the E-levy is 1st May 2022. It is currently unknown whether the passing date will be postponed or maintained.

Speaking at the church of Pentecost on Sunday during their Easter celebration, the member of parliament stated clearly that the current government has refused to account for the gargantuan money they accrued during the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus. He emphasized that refusing to account for those monies is one reason.

He further stated that taxing your electronic transaction is not the way forward if we can’t account for what has been received. Furthermore, the law does not encourage taxing our capital and savings therefore those who save in their mobile money wallet will be affected.

Apart from these points, the lawmaker reminded the supreme court of its ruling that requires 138 MPs vote to decide an outcome of a decision in the house stating the number of MPs who were on the majority side were not up to 138. This makes the decision null.

Watch the video below:

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