The Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, has intimated that the NDC MPs in Parliament deliberately frustrated and blocked the Akufo-Addo administration from achieving its revenue targets.
In a meeting held with some disgruntled supporters of the opposition party, Haruna Iddrisu, in an audio, implored the supporters of the NDC to rather commend them for putting impediments in the way of the Akufo-Addo administration in its revenue-generating efforts, including E-levy.
“This Minority succeeded in reducing E-levy from 1.75 to 1.50. I mean, when they came, the intention was 1.75. There were many other activities that would have been captured by E-levy, they’ve abandoned it, thanks to the opposition and our constructive criticisms of the policy in order to be able to improve it, including remittances,” he said.
He continued, emphasizing that blocking government from achieving its target revenues, leading to a loss of half the revenue expected from E-levy, is an achievement that Minority MPs must be commended for;
“Even more importantly, government has already lost half-year revenue of whatever it anticipated from E-levy. That can only be attributed to purpose and tenacity of the minority group in Parliament. You maybe dissatisfied with us; we just took a legal step which probably may not satisfy you”
This audio which has since gone viral, is a testament to the fact that the Minority’s stiff opposition to the passage of the E-levy bill was not without malice.
It was a well-planned plot to ensure that Government was denied the needed resources to undertake its planned projects and execute its numerous programs.
This, in the long run, goes a long way to affecting the developmental paradigm of the country as same loudly sends out the message that the NDC does not have the well-being of Ghanaians at heart.
By Monitoring Desk