The General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party, Mr John Boadu has shared his opinion of the controversial E-levy on electronic transactions that is set to commence next year.
During the 2022 budget presentation at the parliament on November 17, 2021, the Finance Minister, Ken Yaw Ofori-Atta announced that a new levy is to be charged by Government in 2022 on electronic transactions to widen the tax net and rope in the informal sector.
Speaking to Mr Boadu on the Jolly Breakfast Show on Wednesday, November 24, he made it known that E-levy is necessary as it will help generate enough revenue for the development in Ghana.
He indicated without the E-levy, development in Ghana will be at a slower pace as the levy will be a game-changer compared to the road tolls with a chunk of it being invested in the construction of roads.
He said, “A chunk of the levy will go into road construction and suggested every road built with the e-levy must be indicated with a signboard for Ghanaians to see the importance of the levy they are paying.”
“We will need to put signboards beside roads that were built with E-levy revenue just like how we did with the HIPC projects for Ghanaians to know how the E-levy is developing Ghana.”
Mr Boadu indicated this is a wonderful source of revenue that will help Ghana in development and he hopes Ghanaians understand and accept it in good faith for progress.