February 8, 2024

The Minority leader, Dr Cassiel Ato Forson has called on the Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia to immediately present a Bill to parliament to remove the said taxes he mentioned yesterday during his delivery off the books since he is still the chairman of the economic management team.

He explained that, the Vice President was in Parliament when the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta was presenting the Bill on E-levy, so he can’t say today that, he has no hands in it; therefore he would take it off when he becomes the President.

The leader further said, the General Secretary of the NPP and the minister for information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah sits in the cabinet meetings and all these people told Ghanaians that, the Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia played an instrumental role in preparing the E-levy Bill.

The Minority leader, who made the call today at a press conference in Parliament, believes Dr. Bawimia’s promise to take off the VAT on domestic electricity consumption and also scrap the E-Levy should not be postponed until 2025, and that the Vice President is in a good place now to ensure the removal of these taxes as he supervised their formulation.