NDC Will Cancel E-Levy If……….– Sammy Gyamfi
Sammy Gyamfi, the National Democratic Congress’s (NDC) National Communications Director, has intimated that if the party returns to power in 2024, the controversial e-levy will be abolished.
He claimed that the tax will put many Ghanaians in hardship in an already deteriorating economy, necessitating its cancellation.
Mr. Gyamfi told Joy TV in Accra that the NDC as a party has already made that choice.
“The General Secretary of the party has already said so. He’s my boss. He’s the Chief Executive Officer of the party, [and] he has said so. And I believe that he has the blessing of the leadership of the party, and that is a party position, that we do not subscribe to the E-levy, and we will not continue to take E-levy from Ghanaians should power change hands. Because we need to bring honesty to the politics we do in this country. If the E-levy is bad now, it cannot be good in 2025. And I believe that the NDC will stand by that position the General Secretary has announced. I’m even looking for a situation where that will be captured expressly in our 2024 manifesto”, he stated.
The E-levy, in his opinion, is a twofold taxation that impacts the mode of payment.
Concerned individuals should not hold the NDC responsible for the Bill’s passing into law, he added.
According to him, the Bill is a tax proposal of the ruling New Patriotic Party, and that despite its passage, the NDC will continue to fight it via all legal means.