The Member of Parliament for Suame Constituency in Ashanti Region, who doubles as Majority Leader in Ghana’s Parliament, Hon. Osei Mensah Bonsu, has re-affirmed his pre-judicial statement made over the interlocutory injection on the electronic transaction Levy (E-Levy) in the Supreme Court as it was in the futility of no success.
According to him, the E-Levy was passed in the House of Parliament, so any misunderstanding must be solved in Parliament House.
Hon. Kyei Mensah, who doubles as the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, indicated, he foresees interlocutory injections filled by some members of the Minority will not yield any position result from the on-set as it holds no substance.
In addition, Hon. Kyei Mensah Bonsu expressed upset over comments made by some media practitioners on the passing and the implementation of the E-Levy.
According to the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, the passing and implementation of the E-Levy will not cause more harm than good, as the minority claims.
He stated that the Supreme Court Adjudicators are well-versed in the law to make sound decisions in cases before them.
Hon. Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu pointed out that the most important thing is that Members of Parliament will perform well in oversight responsibilities concerning the accountability of the E-Levy.
He called on Ghanaians to accept the implementation of the electronic transaction levy(E-Levy) in good faith.
“Minorities should stop worrying themselves as the levy has taken effect on its implementation” he stated.
He added that once the President has assented to the E-Levy bill into law, it is supposed to work.
Reacting to the quorum formation in Parliament on passing the E-levy, he challenges the Minority to bring their empirical evidence to proof in Court.
Hon. Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, says anyone not supporting the electronic transaction levy(E-Levy) has a low patriotism spirit concerning the country’s development.
He said, former President Mahama’s unsupportive statement on E- Levy is not new but he did the same on the passage of the communication service tax.
Minister of Parliamentary Affairs disputed the fact that the implementation of the E- Levy will make the New Patriotic Party unpopular.
In addition, he says, Minorities do not have problems with the deduction charged by the telecommunications networks to their pockets but see it wrong on the part of the Ghana Government to levy Ghanaians on electronic transactions to develop the country.
Hon. Kyei Mensah called on the Minority to emphatically declare their position as far as the E-Levy and its implementation is concerned.
Source: Opemsuo.com/ Kwame Adu Gyamfi Kumanin