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Parliament to resume sitting today

By Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
Headlines Parliament to resume sitting today
JAN 25, 2022 LISTEN

The Parliament of Ghana will later today, Tuesday, January 25, 2022, resume sitting to look at key issues in the 2022 budget statement and economic policy of the ruling government.

Members of Parliament last year failed to conclude the debate on the proposed budget due to controversial e-levy.

The levy saw the Majority and Minority in Parliament not only engage in verbal battles but traded blows, shoving colleagues and throwing chairs at each other in Parliament.

Late December, the House went on recess for Members of Parliament and staff to have the chance to spend time with their families during the Christmas period.

After a month, Parliament is finally returning from the holidays with sitting expected to resume today.

Among the many issues to be discussed this week is the Electronic Transaction Levy.

Despite the stiff opposition from the Minority, the Majority is set to have the levy passed to help the sitting government rake in more revenues.

Speaker Rt. Hon. Alban Bagbin ahead of the resumption of sitting has advised the Majority to reach a consensus with the Minority on the e-levy matter.

According to him, no one should blame him if the Majority in the house fails to secure the needed votes in Parliament to have the E-Levy approved.

He intimated that he is not a Member of Parliament with the power to vote.

Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo

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