The Minority Caucus in Parliament has challenged the passage of the controversial Electronic Transfer Levy (E-levy) at the Supreme Court.
Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, March 29, 2022, the Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, described the passage was unconstitutional, as Parliament did not have the required numbers to make a decision on the e-levy.
He announced they were going to challenge the passage of the elegy at the apex court and true to their word, they gave filed the challenge at the court.
“The Majority of less than 137 conducting business only proceeded on illegal and unconstitutional business. Parliament did not have the numbers to take any decision that should be binding on Parliament and Ghanaians.”
“I think they have to come again on E-levy because as of today, I don’t think they had the numbers to say that the E-levy has been passed. We will question this decision in [the Supreme] court on the basis of the earlier ruling and on the basis of the fact that they said we can’t take a decision with 137 [members], but they can take with 137,” he said the presser.
The Minority Leader and two other MPs, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, the MP for North Tongu and Mahama Ayariga, the MP for Bawku.
They want the apex court to declare among other things that the quorum for decision making and voting within the meaning of Article 104 (1) of the 1992 constitution is 138 out of the 275 MPs and not 137.