E-Levy: Mahama’s record cancels out his reversal promises-Oppong Nkrumah

The Minister of Information Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has said the former president John Mahama has a bad track record of reversing policies initiated by the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP).

His comment comes after Mahama promised to repeal the Electronic Transfer Levy (E-Levy) when the NDC wins power in the 2024 elections. “I just want to remind Ghanaians that the last time the NDC and Mahama made a similar statement was when the communication service tax was introduced,” he told Asaase Breakfast Show on Tuesday(3 May).

“He [Mahama] argued against it that the cost of internet and talk time will go up by 8% in Parliament and later joined the late Prof Atta Mills as his running mate to make a promise that they were going to abolish the communication service tax,” he told Philip Asiawo on the Asaase Breakfast Show on Tuesday (3 May).

He added “When they won power, they turned around and increased the rate. So I think there is a clear track record and nobody should be dissuaded by some of these comments, the Ghanaian economy is in safe hands, the 2017 to 2019 window shows us clearly that the NPP and the Akufo-Addo administration had the competencies to bring the Ghanaian economy back on track.”

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