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We`ll now no longer ambush Minority with E-Levy invoice - Majority

 


 The Deputy Majority Leader, Mr Alexander Afenyo-Markin, has stated the Majority in Parliament will now no longer ambush the Minority withinside the attention and passage of the Electronic Transfer Bill, 2021 (E-Levy). In his view, the Business Committee of Parliament had made provision for motions and payments, which includes E-levy, to be taken into consideration withinside the resulting week. “The Finance Committee has some of payments that they may be thinking about which encompass E-Levy, a depend earlier than Parliament. So, the file of the committee can be taken into consideration as a movement,” he stated. 

 Ambushing 

 Mr Afenyo-Markin, who's additionally the Vice-Chairman of the Business Committee, said that once he supplied the enterprise announcement remaining Friday for February 22 to 25, 2022. He gave the guarantee whilst he replied to a query on why the Finance Committee of Parliament had achieved its paintings at the invoice however the movement at the invoice had now no longer been taken into consideration. 

 That become after the Minority Chief Whip, Alhaji Mohammed-Mubarak Muntaka, had complained to the Second Deputy Speaker, Mr Andrew Asiamah Amoako, who become presiding, that the enterprise announcement Mr Afenyo-Markin supplied did now no longer make any provision for the E-Levy invoice to be taken subsequent week. 

 The Asawase MP recalled how the chronic assurances through the Majority Leader, Mr Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, over the last 3 weeks that the invoice could be placed earlier than the House had now no longer yielded any outcome. He referred to that the enterprise announcement for subsequent week surely indicated that the House could now no longer take the invoice. 

 “We do now no longer need a state of affairs in which an strive can be made to introduce the invoice due to the fact any try to try this can be ambushing. If the invoice goes to be added unplanned, that we are able to now no longer be given it and I simply notion that we had to serve this notice,” he stated. 

 Heat on MPs 

 Responding, Mr Afenyo-Markin stated the enterprise announcement he supplied remaining Friday contained motions that is probably debated and their consequential if any. “The motions encompass the E-Levy, so do now no longer create the influence with mischievous motive that the authorities does now no longer intend to pursue its personal policy. We have supplied for it and it's far there; we do now no longer want to say E-Levy,” he stated. 

 Expressing wonder that a few NDC MPs had been complaining approximately loss of price range for avenue creation of their constituencies, Mr Afenyo-Markin reminded them of the pressing want for Parliament to byskip the E-Levy invoice to permit the authorities to elevate price range to “whole those initiatives on your constituencies.” 

 “I am glad the stress is coming out of your constituencies and the warmth is on you; help the authorities to byskip the E-Levy,” he said. He, therefore, advised the 2 aspects of the House to construct consensus to byskip the E-levy invoice simply as they taken into consideration the Sputnik-V file through consensus. 

 Blame recreation 

 The NDC MP for Juaboso, Mr Kwabena Mintah Akandoh, lamented the way wherein a few Majority MPs stored blaming the Speaker because the purpose for the attention and passage of the invoice.  “Some NPP MPs blame the Speaker for now no longer being withinside the seat for the invoice to be taken; Mr Speaker has been withinside the u . s . and for one week he has been sitting and you're analyzing the enterprise announcement and there's not anything to that effect,” he stated.

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