A US – based Ghanaian citizen and speaker of the NPP Youth Alliance In Diaspora (US), Owusu Afriyie has endorsed government’s proposed electronic transaction levy.
According to him, the E- Levy will help government of Ghana to generate more revenue into the economy.
However, he added that the only problem he has with the policy is how the monies that will be accrued would be spent. He argued that, the current and successive government’s have not been able to properly account and monitored how public funds have been used over the years.
Mr Owusu advised the minority in parliament to have the interest of the country in heart, to always make sure all decisions goes in favor of the Ghanaian citizen.
He expressed worry on the general secretary of the NDC, Johnson Aseidu Nketia for not telling Ghanaians the taxes he pays anytime he visits his family at Canada.
He noted, even in the United States where he lives and other European countries taxes play major roles in development.
The Nana Akuffu -Addo led government in it’s 2021/2022 budget read in Nobember proposed the E- Levy but, has since faced a stiff opposition in parliament from the minority caucus, describing it as draconian tax which will further worsen the plights of the already suffering Ghanaians.