Minority Leader
February 1, 2022

Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu has demanded that Leader of Government Business, Osei-Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu makes it clear to the House as to when the Electronic Transfer Bill 2021 would be introduce to the House and in which form.

According to him they do not want any surprises and are not happy with the uncertainty surrounding introduction of the Bill to be taken through the various stages a bill goes through in the House.

“The second reading, in what form should we expect it, we cannot continue with this uncertainty, Friday January, 28, 2022 you try introducing it, is it Tuesday today or tomorrow Wednesday,  when do we subject the E-Levy thorough debate of its principles and we walk through it thoroughly  consideration to third reading we stand for its rejection”.

Mr. Iddrisu sought this clarifications on the floor of the House before it started sitting on Tuesday, February 1, 2022, and urged the chairman of the Business Committee to do what it appropriate within their standing orders and carry them along as is required under order 160 and article 106.

The Ghanaian economy and fiscal consolidation is very important and it is the function of the Business Committee under Order 53 to determine the business of each sitting and the order in which it shall be taken.

“We need to know earlier, when we adopted the business statement we were told the E-Levy would be introduced tomorrow. Today I do not see anything relating to the E-Levy on this important matter, there cannot be surprises. Indicate to us when the bill would come to parliament and what form”

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/Ghanamps.com