Former President John Dramani Mahama has said the National Democratic Congress(NDC) will not soften its stance on its opposition to the controversial e-levy and other nuisance taxes by the government.
“The NDC remains opposed to the imposition of the numerous fresh taxes on Ghanaians at a time when Government is living large and unwilling or unable to trim expenditure, cut waste and check corruption,” the former leader said in a Facebook post a while ago.
He insisted “these burdensome taxes” will erode business capital, especially at a time when the government has “crowded out the private sector’s access to credit by its voracious appetite for borrowing.”
According to the Banda MP, the government wants to consult the Minority, the NDC, the NPP, and the telecommunication networks before the bill returns to the house.
“Let me state emphatically that clearly contrary to the expectation of many Ghanaians that the almighty E-levy, which brought fighting, commotion, and chaos in our Parliament. And held the name of Ghana to public ridicule is not in the business statement of agenda in Parliament from Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday.