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Speaking at a city hall meeting on the E-levy in the Volta Region on Friday, 4 March 2022, Mr. Ofori-Atta confessed “ I’m telling you that because of what we’re doing, now, our access to the transnational request is being elided to a certain degree”.

“ Now, indeed when we go, we’re going to pay US$ 500 million over 10 times if I were to issue a billion cedi paper and that’s significant and can not be allowed”, he explained.
At the same indeed, Mr. Ofori-Atta said the scrapping of road levies Is now a big problem for the government.

Mr. Ofori-Atta said, “ The challenge is we passed the appropriation veritably snappily because there was an absolute belief in the direction that we were going and also the politics came to cube the issue of the profit measure, which is-levy, and, thus, the issue of the levies being disbanded has now become a chain around our necks”.
The E-levy was proposed by the 2022 budget to replace the road risk as a profit sluice.

Still, there has been fierce opposition to the 1.75 percent-levy indeed after it had been reviewed to 1.5 percent.
The nonage side in Parliament together with some civil society organizations have explosively demurred against the tax.

Despite the concession of Mr. Ofori-Atta, the Minister of Roads and Roadways, Mr. Kwasi Amoako-Attah, who, unilaterally issued a statement stopping the collection of road sacrifices in November 2021 right after the 2022 budget was presented in that same month, lately told Parliament, while answering a critical question from the Ranking Member of the Roads and Transport Committee of Parliament, Kwame Agbodza, that “ Mr. Speaker, there are, in total, 38 risk cells across the country”, adding “ There has been no loss of profit to the Ministry of Roads and Roadways since the conclusion of the collection of the road sacrifices”.

Explaining why he stopped the road levy, Mr. Amoako-Attah told Parliament on Friday “ Utmost road druggies refused to pay road levy at all the locales with cells throughout the country during that period”, noting “ There was confusion between road druggies and collectors”.

“To save lives and parcels at those locales, a directive was issued for the suspense of the collection of levies”, Mr. Amoako-Atta added.

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