National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress Mr. Johnson Asiedu Nketia has disclosed that he did not have time to listen Veep Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia because he was watching AFCON's Match between Nigeria and South Africa.
According to him, the AFCON match was more "important" to him and "entertaining" as well, than listening to the vice president speak.
Speaking on Okay fm's Ade Akye Abia programme, he explained that after listening to snippets he recorded from the vice president speech about his plans for Ghana when he is elected to be president, he realized that they were nothing short of campaign messages of Mr. John Dramani Mahama.
"I was watching football and did not get time to listen to the vice president but i can tell you that he has made our work more easier because he has reiterated John Mahama's campaign message. I recorded it because Nigeria's match was more important to me than what Bawumia had to say...The match was more entertaining than what Bawumia had to say, you know it is hard listen to lies. You get infuriated listening to lies so I recorded it and I've listened to some portions.
"The vice president seems to deceiving himself because the very things the NDC spoke about and fought against are the very things he says he is going to abolish or scrap when he is elected president and i wonder to ask myself where was he when his government was implementing those policies," he quizzed.
I will cancel E-Levy, betting tax, VAT on electricity, Emissions Levy, others – Dr Bawumia
The Vice President of Ghana on Wednesday, promised to cancel the Electronic Transfer Levy (E-levy), Betting Tax, and the Emission Levy, taxes being implemented by his government if he is elected president in the upcoming general elections.
Dr Bawumia made this promise when he addressed Ghanaians on his vision for the country, as president on February 7, 2024, at the University of Professional Studies, Auditorium, (UPSA) auditorium.
“Taxes on gambling will be scrapped under my administration. There will be no emissions tax under my administration. 15% tax on electricity will be abolished by 2025 if it’s still on our administration,” he said.
On the E-Levy specifically, Dr Bawumia indicated that the tax hinders the government’s goal of running a cashless economy.
“To move towards a cashless economy, however, we have to encourage the population to use electronic channels of payment. To accomplish this, there will be no taxes on digital payments under my administration. The e-levy will therefore be abolished.
But some say though the vice president before his announcement had stated that he was against the implementation of these taxes, he never objected to them when they were being discussed at Cabinet.
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