E-levy Bill to be laid in the second week – Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu reveals

Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu

Ken Ofori Atta, the Finance Minister, has informed Parliament’s Business Committee that further discussion is being done on the E-levy to address concerns raised about the idea.

On Tuesday, January 25, when Parliament started sitting, Leader of Government Business and Majority Leader Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu declared this to the House.

He said “Mr Speaker, as Honourable members will recall the House was expected to conclude consideration and passing of the electronic transfer levy bill 2021 by the end of the third meeting for the first session.

“Due to unforeseen circumstances, however, the House was unable to consider and pass the bill at the end of the meeting. It was therefore the contemplation of the Business Committee that the Bill will be scheduled for consideration by the House during the first week of the first meeting of the second session.

“However upon consultation with the sponsoring Minister the committee is not unable to programme same for this week after resumption.

“The Honorable Minister of Finance has been undertaking further engagement with stakeholders and sections of the general public with respect to some concerns that have been raised on the bill

“The committee, in all probability, will programme the bill for consideration in the second week of this meeting and honourable members are therefore encouraged to participate fully in the consideration and the process of the passage of the bill”, the Suame Lawmaker explained.

Being one of the issues that divided the House before it went on recess, many waited with bated breath to see what comes of it when Parliament resumes but his latest piece of an update means the wait will be a bit longer than expected.

Source: Richard Mensah Adonu | Join our Telegram Group

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