Majority Leader
February 1, 2022

Leader of Government Business, Osei-Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu on the passage of the E-Levy has said his side stands with the Republic to ensure “revitalization of the economy, if people want to see the collapse of the economy so be it, we would want to stand with the Republic”.

His comment is in response to the Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu when he said they want to stand with the public to reject the E-Levy with emphasis.

He further explained to the House that when he presented the business statement for last week Friday, January, 28, 2022 there was no indications that the E-Levy would be taken, but subsequently to that there was some engagement between leadership of the two caucuses.

“It was determined that the E-Levy would be introduce last week Friday, at the speakers conclave,    this discussion was had so it is not a matter of surprise,  when I came to present the business statement I said if we were able to conclude the discussion it would be introduced in the House on Friday. And if we could not finish it, it would come this week in the cause of this discussion to facilitate its introduction to the House, we could not make much progress last week Friday.

“That is why I said if we could not do it, would come this week, and even before walking in here, the minority leader who is the ranking member of the business committee ask about the status and I told him that we would come to some determination despite the fact that it has been advertised for tomorrow in the provisional order paper. Even that I told him we need to confer on that because we may not be able to do it to all intent and purposes”.

 “He asked whether that was an assurance and I said that is double assurance, that it would not come off tomorrow certainly we would determine when together, so it is not as if anybody want to spring any surprise”, the Majority Leader explained.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/