Minority Leader in Ghana’s parliament, Haruna Iddrisu has debunked assertions that he has changed his initial position on the government 2022 budget, especially on the controversial E-levy.
According to him, the news items making rounds that “1% E-Levy acceptable – Haruna Iddrisu” is not true of the entire statement he made.
“For the avoidance of doubt, I want to clarify my position and is unfortunate the media did not play the full tape of my presentation, but let me reassure you that, myself and the other 136 other minority members still stand by our position on the E-levy and still insist on all our demands”, Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu reacted.
He reaction was supprted by MP for Ningo Prampram, Samuel Nartey George who wrote that, “As far as I know, the position of the Minority as a Caucus is that we would REJECT the imposition of an e-Levy at Committee and Plenary. That’s the will of the People!”
The National Communications Officer for the NDC, Sammy Gyamfi believed the current happenings are a results of “minor communication glitch, which has been resolved by leadership. To dwell on that, can and will erode all the gains we have made.”
Be is his full statement:
Good morning comrades.
So far, we have done very well as a Party relative to the 2022 budget debate owing largely to the perseverance displayed by the minority caucus. And that has given us a great deal of goodwill and public support.
What happened yesterday was a minor communication glitch, which has been resolved by leadership. To dwell on that, can and will erode all the gains we have made.
For the avoidance of doubt, the position of the Party and our caucus in Parliament on the obnoxious E-Levy has not changed. A statement will soon be issued by our Parliamentary Caucus to clarify issues.
Until then, let’s all calm down, stay focused and maintain our support for our MPs.
Lawyer Sammy Gyamfi