Ghanaians rebelled against E-Levy because they’re broke – Franklin Cudjoe replies Gabby

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Founding President of a policy think tank, Imani Center for Policy and Education, Franklin Cudjoe has said that the claim by Government communicators that Ghanaians refused to pay the electronic transfer levy (E-Levy) does not place importance on the fact that many Ghanaians do not have the capacity to pay extra taxes such as the E-Levy.

The opposition to the E-Levy, he noted, was not merely anger towards the Government’s mismanagement and waste but an expression of their inability to pay any further tax.

“Government communicators tend to downplay the inability of many citizens to pay extra taxes. The E-levy rebellion was not just an expression of anger against the mismanagement and waste but there is just no money to pay,” he stated.

A  leading member of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko has repeatedly said that the refusal of Ghanaians to pay the electronic transfer levy – which primarily places a 1.5% tax on electronic transfers of money – is to blame for Government’s resort to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a program to support the ailing economy recover.

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This argument has been made by many other communicators seeking to defend Government’s decision to go to the IMF as the economy deteriorates.

Source:MyNewsGh.com

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