“I will abolish E-levy when i am elected into power”- Former President John Mahama

Former President John Dramani Mahama told Ghanaians that the E-LEVY, or Electronic Transfer Tax, would be abolished.

According to him, the E-LEVY is cumbersome and counterproductive to Ghana’s economic growth and inclusion efforts.

Mr Mahama stated at the NDC’s “Ghana at a Crossroads” event in Accra on Monday, May 2, 2022, that the future NDC government would abolish the E-LEVY as soon as they take power.

“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.”

“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.

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Many Ghanaians have complained bitterly about the deductions and how they are hurting their income since the E-LEVY was implemented on May 1, 2022.

Is the government willing to revisit the E-LEVY? The NDC, on the other hand, has committed to scrap it in the future.