Parliament passes E-Levy despite Minority walk out
Parliament has finally passed the controversial E-Levy today Tuesday, March 29 after the third reading in the House.
Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta on Tuesday, March 29 moved a motion for the passage of the E-levy in Parliament. This was after he presented a statement on the E-levy in the House.
“I, therefore, move the motion” for the passage of the E-levy, he said.
However , the Minority in Parliament staged a walkout during the second reading of the E-levy Bill after Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu said the NDC MPs remain united in opposing the policy.
According to the Minority Leader, they did not want to be associated with any discussion about E-Levy in House.
“E-levy is the nuisance of nuisance tax,” he said, adding that “businesses are suffering under your watch. We are united that we will not support E-levy, we will not vote for E-levy” he said:
The approval was reached after the Consideration Stage was completed by a Majority-sided House.
The Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin said, “The copies of the report are being distributed now, I don’t think it is proper for us to suspend sitting, I will give you time to read the report to make a meaningful contribution.”