Former President John Dramani Mahama has reiterated that the opposition National Democratic Congress will scrap the controversial Electronic Transfer Levy (E-levy) if his party wins power in 2025.
Delivering what he termed as Ghana at the crossroads address the former president said the NDC will repeal the law.
“A new National Democratic Congress government, God willing, and with the votes of the sovereign people of Ghana in 2025, will repeal the E-levy Act,” the one-term former President said when he spoke at the NDC’s “Ghana at a crossroads” event held in Accra on Monday, May 2, 2022.
According to him, the NDC is not against taxation but they are, however, opposed to E-levy which he added will burden Ghanaians.
“We in the NDC do not oppose taxation as a principle. We will not be pretentious and couch fanciful slogans to condemn the principle of taxation like the NPP did in the past. We are, however, implacably opposed to distortionary and burdensome taxes like the e-levy that only force Ghanaians to endure more suffering,” he added.