E-levy can’t solve our problems when you fly chartered jets around – Isaac Adongo punches Akufo-Addo

E-levy can’t solve our problems when you fly chartered jets around – Isaac Adongo punches Akufo-Addo

Arguments suggesting that the controversial Electronic Transaction levy is the cure to Ghans’s current economic woes have been rebuffed by the legislator for Bolgantanga Central.

According to the lawmaker who was speaking on the Citi Eyewitness News on Monday, February 28, “it is greed that has brought us here.”

His response was triggered by a comment from President Akufo-Addo that passing the e-levy would be in the interest of the Ghanaian public.

President Akufo-Addo has no moral right or justification to make that appeal since “he has not demonstrated commitment to protecting the public purse,” the outspoken NDC MP said.

“How can E-levy stop the President from flying in chartered jets and wasting public funds… How does the E-levy stop Ken Ofori-Atta from using Databank to borrow for the state and collect fees on account of that?”

He argued that the lack of good judgement on the part of the government remains Ghana’s biggest heartache and the E-levy will do no good with that bad sense of judgement still running through every corner of decision-making.

“If you have these people with this level of appetite for expenditure, how can GHS6.9 billion solve our problems?”

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“Ken must withdraw his company for us to have the confidence that we are all in the boat together but we cannot be tightening our belt and they losing their belt,” he added.

“The economy is already gone. If they want us to have a solution, there has to be a national consensus, and they must begin to understand that Ghana belongs to all of us and that they are at their wit’s end,” he said.

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