E-Levy is not a well-thought through policy – President of KNUST UTAG

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President of the University Teachers Association of Ghana, KNUST branch, Prof. Otchere Addai Mensah has opined that government’s controversial Electronic Transaction Levy, widely known as E-Levy is not a well considered policy.

The Associate Professor of Haematology and Immunology at the Department of Medical Diagnostics in KNUST says per his checks from the people he knows in parliament, the addition of the E-levy into the 2022 Budget Statement and Economic Policy was a last minute decision taken without proper scrutiny of the policy.

He further stated that the main reason why a section of the public are opposed to the levy is that the government has not demonstrated its ability to properly manage the country’s finances and protect the public purse.

Speaking in an interview on Accra-based Okay FM which was monitored by ABC News, Prof. Addai-Mensah stressed that “this E-Levy was not well thought through. I have friends in parliament who tells me that it was a last minute inclusion.”

He added that , “again, do you know why many Ghanaians are opposed to this idea of E-Levy? It is because a large number of Ghanaians do not think that this government has been a good protector of the public purse. It is the reason why [people are not in support] That is what it is. Not until people are convinced..”

SourceABC News

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