“Ghana Will Never Become A Banana Republic” – Ablakwa Stress On E-levy
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The minority in Parliament, according to Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa North Tongu Member of Parliament, is doing everything they can to reinstate the toll system and resist the newly implemented E-levy tax.
Following his speech, he revealed that the government’s illegitimate and arbitrary decision to suspend road tolls through the Ministry was made to buy the government some time to recover from the backlash caused by the E-levy.
He also added; “The E-levy, the MoMo tax, this budget is being called all sorts of names, the killer budget, (with) so many killer taxes. So they (the government) say that no tolls will be paid from immediate effect so that they can save face.
“So that the bitter pill which they are forcing down our throats, Ghanaians will accept it. We are not kids, we know what is going on. We will not allow Ghana to become a banana republic because of a few shenanigan lawbreakers,” he said of the tax.
“Did you see any fisticuffs, did you see any conflict? Did the tollbooths become war zones as (the statement suggests?)… It is clear that this was just politics of face-saving – carrot and stick,” Ablakwa added.
However many have stressed their feelings on this E-levy tax system. We are yet to see how things unfold.