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The Majority in Parliament has downplayed the attempt by three Members of the Minority  to place an injunction on implementation of Electronic Transfer Levy (E-levy) on May 1 2022.

The MPs have filed an application at the Supreme Court for an injunction on implementation of the levy pending the hearing of their substantive case challenging the constitutionality of passage of the E-Levy.

Addressing the media in Parliament Friday, Majority Leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu described the move by the NDC MPs as dangerous since there are internal parliamentary processes they could have resorted to.

The Suame MP however stated the E-levy will be implemented as announced and nothing can stop it.

“We’ve been told that they have filed an injunction, the Minority has taken the matter to the Supreme Court for the Court to rule on the supposed unconstitutionality on the votes that was taken on the E-levy. I will just say that the burden of proof lies with the Minority to go to court and prove their case.

“So if the representation of the House has taken a decision they can come with a motion on the decision. Why don’t they want to do that? But as I said the burden of proof is on them. Now, finally on the injunction I don’t want to pronounce anything but I guess you and I know that it is an exercise in futility,” he added.

However, the North Tongu Member of Parliament, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has indicated that the Minority is monitoring the space on the E-levy.


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