Minister of Roads and Highways, Kwasi Amoako Atta has disclosed that the government is expecting to use the E-levy when passed to generate revenue to construct roads and other projects.
On the floor of Parliament on Friday, March 4, 2022, the minister said “government in its wisdom has proposed the passage of the E-levy to bring in more revenue to build the road infrastructure of our country for all of us.
“So the government is looking forward to the passage of the E-levy that will bring in greater revenue, that will be securitized and use to raise bonds if possible.”
Meanwhile, the government in its quest to make Ghanaians better appreciate why there’s the need for the electronic transaction levy also known as E-levy has been organizing town hall meetings across the country. The latest was at Ho, in the Volta region of Ghana.
At the town hall meeting in Ho on Friday, March 4 2022, the Minister of Railways Development, John Peter Amewu, reiterated that in order to witness the needed development in Ghana, everyone especially “persons in the informal sector must contribute to the government’s revenue generation for that development”.
“Politics is about development and the best way to ensure the development we seek is getting the informal sector to all contribute to the revenue generation,” he added.
Meanwhile, Minority in Parliament led by Haruna Iddrisu has rejected the proposed E-levy saying “it will worsen the plight of Ghanaians”.