The Director of Communications of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr Yaw Buaben Asamoa, has said “Many people have accepted the e-levy in principle.”
Despite the acceptance, however, he said “they still need to be spoken with and the engagement must continue”.
Speaking at a press conference in Kumasi, Ashanti Region on Friday, 18 February 2022, the former Adentan MP said: “We, members of the NPP, ought to be talking more about the e-levy at the local level”.
“So, some of the information may not be very very clear but the reason for the e-levy, we believe at the national level, at the government level, is clear and it is an opportunity to transform local indigenous capital into local production, creating high important skills and then you have high-paying private-sector jobs”, he said.
In his view, the “e-levy will act as a catalyst to drive private sector investment – both local and foreign – into the productive areas of our economy”.
If passed, Ghanaians will be paying 1.75 per cent as levy for some electronic transactions.
While the government is pushing for it, the opposition in parliament continues to fight it.