Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has debunked allegations that the government has failed to engage the Minority Caucus over the Electronic Transfer Levy (E-levy).
According to him, the government side met no less than five times with the opposition.
“I want to say categorically that that is not true”, he reiterated.
“The government team has met not less than five times with the Minority team in an effort to bring greater understanding and possibly come to a certain position on this revenue measure.”
He further indicated that the impact of the engagements with the Minority was what was seen when the Minority leader, Haruna Iddrisu suggested a one per cent levy.
“You will recall that the Minority leader publicly after engagement with the Minister announced that engagement with the Minister for Finance and the Minister of State, he is of the view that 1% is appreciable and then later, the political party, the NDC issued a statement that it was not the party’s stance.
“Inherent in that is an example of engagement. So if anyone tells you that nobody has had dialogue, it’s totally untrue”, he stated.
Source: opemsuo.com/Hajara Fuseini