E-levy: Recognize that we are in a crisis, argues Kwesi Botchwey to the government

Professor Kwesi Botchwey, a former Finance Minister, has encouraged the administration to acknowledge that the country is in crisis.

He also stated that the government must pay attention to and resolve the key problems made by the Minority in Parliament in opposition to the proposed E-levy.

“We are in a crisis, and the opposition has expressed alarm about the consequences of the E-Levy on the paperless society we seek, as well as the misery it would impose on the most needy.” Let us begin to recognize that the opposition’s concerns are important ones by having open and courteous discussions.”

“Now, the first step is to acknowledge that we have a problem. If you’re telling the public that things are fine, that we’ve never had it so good, that we’ve outperformed everyone else in the past, if you’re displaying hubris, it means you don’t have a problem.”

“Speaking in this manner gives you no stance to collecting monies from the people, regardless of the exemption given; I’m not saying we should panic, but standing comfortably and smiling as if the house is not on fire is terrible, and should not be done,” he said at a public lecture organized by the One Ghana Movement on Monday, March 7.

“On the situation of the nation’s economy and politics, 65 years after independence, the way to sustainable development and democratic consolidation,” according to the lecturer.

Source Koenzanews
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