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Parliament has approved E-LEVY already – Osei-Kyei-Mensah 

Parliament has approved E-LEVY already – Osei-Kyei-Mensah 


The Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Majority Leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu has disclosed the House of Parliament has unanimously approved the controversial E-levy.

According to him, the House also approved the Appropriation Bill which makes it possible for the rollout of the e-levy which will see a 1.75% on all electronic transfers including Mobile Money.

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Addressing a capacity building workshop organised for the Majority Caucus in Parliament and some Ministers of State, on January 22, 2022, the Suame MP said:

“It is difficult for me when people are kicking against the e-levy when you know that we approved of it in the adoption of the motion to approve the budget.” As a result, the first step has already been completed.

“The e-levy has been accounted for in the various estimates that we have approved for all sectors.” The second thing we did was this. The third step was to incorporate everything into the Appropriation Bill and pass it unanimously.

“What does it mean that you approved the E-levy?”

“So when we do all three of these things and then turn around and say that you (Members of Parliament) are against the Bill, perhaps you didn’t know what you were doing,” he explained.

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