General Secretary for the biggest opposition party in Ghana, National Democratic Congress (NDC) Johnson Asiedu Nketia (General Mosquito) has indicated that the introduction of the e-levy has seen massive resistance by the opposition because the government has not been accountable to it citizens.
According to him, the current government is unable to account to the people of Ghana how resources given to them by the country were used to run the affairs of the country over the years of their administration.
In his opinion, it’s not convincing to add additional taxes on Ghanaians.
“You are wasting the money. What we have before the e-levy is being wasted that is why we say we won’t agree to the e-levy.”
He added that If government wants to convince Ghanaians, it should rather have said that the money for the state which is being mismanaged will be used in some means to retrieve the money for the country and that the excess waste will be cut so that some of the money will be left for development. On that note they remain silence.
“What we are saying is that the chunk of money given to government, we should continue and it will be mismanaged like it has always been whiles calling on us to accept the e-levy because for that one you’ll be accountable to the good people of Ghana. You think we clean our faces from down to up?”
He noted most Ghanaians have witnessed the luxurious lifestyle of the President and the misused in the system even before e-levy and have decided not to risk in granting the opportunity to government to press the citizens hard with taxes.
In an interview with Accra-based Okey Fm, Johnson added that,
“Saying you’ll account for the e-levy is either here nor there. You are just making people angry. A government that can’t account for the President’s travels is saying they want e-levy. What happened to all the money wasted,”