A 74-year-old ex-serviceman says the NPP administration is the worst in Ghana’s history from 1969 when the late Busia was in power. Thousands of Ghanaians took to the streets of Accra on Thursday, February 10, to protest the contentious Electronic Transfer Levy (E-levy). He claims he has lived through all Ghanaian regimes since independence, but the present government’s misery and ineptitude is unparalleled.
Why is Akufo-administration Addo’s so determined to impose the E-levy on Ghanaians despite widespread opposition? He also expressed concern about how the E-levy would affect his children’s remittances. Former soldier slammed messed-up educational system, big debts paid in name of nation with nothing to show for it.
Johnson Asiedu Nketia, alias General Mosquito, has pledged to repeal the e-levy if his party wins in 2024. That the tax is excessive and harmful to Ghanaians. “We are not anti-tax. Taxation adds value. But we will not stand by as the state plunders us. The E-levy is theft, not taxes. There are options. Tolls are abolished and toll booths become toilets and lavatories.
“The fire will continue to burn as long as our government is unaccountable. “We will remove it in our first 100 days in office. It’s not a tax. It’s a robbery. “Taking people’s money,” Asiedu Nketia remarked. The protest came a day after the ruling party faced considerable criticism for an inappropriate presentation of an E-levy-themed green cake supposed to celebrate the majority leader’s birthday.