Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa

The North Tongu MP has revealed that an allocation of ¢241,933,000 under the electronic transaction levy (E-levy) in government’s 2022 budget has been removed from the final Appropriation Act.

According to Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, a “deep throat and unimpeachable” source within Cabinet disclosed this to him.

In a Facebook post on Sunday, Mr. Ablakwa noted that the decision not to feature the “scandalous allocation” in the Appropriation Act was taken after it was tabled during a “heated discussion” at a Cabinet meeting President Akufo-Addo chaired.

He explained that due to the relentless efforts by the Minority and Ghanaians, a whopping GH₵242million has been saved to be used for development.

The North Tongu MP, therefore, suggested the said amount be used to provide more job opportunities for the youth who have decried the high level of unemployment in the country.

Meanwhile, despite this “victory”, Mr. Ablakwa has urged Ghanaians not to be complacent but rather focus their efforts and prayers towards refuting the implementation of the E-levy.

“As we thank God for this collective victory on a holy Sunday, let’s pray for more grace and fortitude to eventually defeat the obnoxious and acutely regressive E-Levy. People Power Shall Triumph!” he admonished.

According to Mr. Ablakwa, propaganda insisting the Minority in Parliament will or has changed its stance on the implementation of the E-levy should be ignored.

“The NDC Caucus in Parliament remains resolutely, vehemently and unconditionally opposed to the E-Levy. There can be no ambivalence or equivocation about our resolve,” he assured.

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