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Mahama criticised for announcing a future repeal of levy
Private legal practitioner, Kwame Jantuah has pointed out that repealing an act of Parliament was largely a task of the legislature and not necessarily the Executive (i.e. a president.)
His comments was in reaction to a recent promise by former President John Dramani Mahama, that the next National Democratic Congress, NDC, government will repeal the Electronic Transfer Levy (E-Levy).
According to him, Mahama might have spoken too early because even if he won the 2024 elections, he would likely not know how the Parliamentary polls will play out as to whether or not the NDC will win a majority in the lawmaking chamber.
“I don’t know whether he knows what 2024 elections is going to turn out to be. It is not an executive decision to repeal the E-Levy, it is Parliament. If you don’t have majority in Parliament, how do you repeal it?
“In terms of his comments that they will repeal it, it depends on Parliament. He spoke a little too soon,” Jantuah said TV3’s New Day programme on May 6.