Ghana Politics

NDC in turmoil as Haruna Iddrisu betrays party to accept e-levy

The Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu has made a strange U-Turn after a meeting with Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta over the controversial e-levy.

The NDC Caucus made a lot of noise after the finance minister presented the 2022 budget in Parliament.

The noise particularly stemmed from the introduction of the e-levy which the minority caucus described as retrogressive and an additional burden on Ghanaians.

This had brought about heated exchanges between the two groups in Parliament that even till date, the fate of the 2022 budget remains uncertain.

However, Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu says after sitting down with the Finance Minister, he has come to realize that the e-levy is not so bad after all.

According to him, a week ago, there was absolutely no way his side would have agreed to the said levy but their position has changed after hearing the Finance Minister’s explanation.

He, however, begged government to consider a reduction from the proposed 1.75% to 1% in order to minimize the impact on Ghanaians.

Reacting to the Minority leader’s sudden position change on the subject matter, former NDC MP for Kumbungu, Ras Mubarak expressed disappointment in the minority caucus for failing to stand their ground in opposing government’s e-transactions levy.

In a Facebook post, Ras Mubarak stated that nobody trusts in politicians who are shifty.

According to the former MP, Ghanaians are not interested in the e-levy and that should end the matter.

Some members of the party had also taken on social media to express disappointment in the Minority caucus.



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