Ghanaians Like The E-Levy, Their Only Problem Is Accountability – Dep. Finance Minister

Deputy Minister for Finance, Abena Osei Asare has turned the down notions that Ghanaians don’t want the controversial E-levy rolled out in Ghana.

The E-levy has since it’s declaration as one of the new avenue championed by the Akufo Addo led government to tax all online and elctronic monetary transaction but a large section of the population have kicked against it.

Addressing the media at the Ghana Revenue Authority’s Annual Management Retreat in Ho, Hon. Abena Asare averred that most voters recognize the necessity for the tax, but their primary problem is accountability by the government.

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What I hear Ghanaians say about the E-levy is that yeah, we want it, it is good,”. But we want greater transparency in that area – show us how much money you collected and what you used it for. Transparency and accountability are key.” she remarked

She promised Ghanaians that the E-levy, like other levies, will be utilized wisely and reported.

Abena Osei Asare reaffirmed that the bill would be approved once it is re-filed in Parliament.

“It is a process that we are going through and we are hopeful that if it is approved, we will all benefit from the revenues raised,” she added.

“Remember we stated we’d use some of it to improve the YouStart program and minimize our debt from the Covid-19 outbreak and the steps we had to take.

“Finally, we will utilize some to improve our infrastructure, notably highways. So let’s be positive about it because it will help bridge the gap,” she continued.

Source:VOG Gossip

SOURCE: www.voiceofgh.com

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