The Parliament of Ghana under the leadership of Joe Osei-Wusu has broke parliament without the approval of the controversial E-levy.
A day after a serious fight between the Majority and the Minority in Parliament concerning the E-Levy on Monday, 20th December, 2021, the first deputy speaker through a unanimously decision agreed to suspend the house and resume on 18th January, 2022 to debate the E-Levy.
The application for adjournment was moved by Majority leader Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu who argued the move is to ensure a serene environment for consideration of the controversial tax.
It was supported by the Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu.
The proposed levy, which was expected to come into effect on 1 February 2022, is a charge of 1.75% of the value of electronic transactions.
It covers mobile money payments, bank transfers, merchant payments, and inward remittances. The originator of the transactions will bear the charge except for inward remittances, which will be borne by the recipient. There is an exemption for transactions up to GH¢100 ($16) per day.
Most Ghanaians are not in agreement of the E-Levy.