Richard Kasu, Executive Director of Community Focus Foundation, Ghana (CFF-Ghana), is requesting that the government of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo consider selling Ghana in order to stabilize the economy in the event that the “savior” Electronic Transaction Levy (E-Levy) is not bringing in enough money.
The remarks follow the revelation that the controversial E-Levy is not performing as expected by the government.
Mr. Gabby Otchere Darko, a leading member of the ruling NPP, stated on his Twitter page on Monday that the E-Levy provides the government with only about 10% of the expected revenue target.
After two months of implementation, he noted that only Ghc60 million of the expected Ghc600 million had been realized.
In response to the revelations, Richard Kasu of the CFF-Ghana has urged President Akufo-Addo and his government to sell the country for more money in order to solve the country’s economic problems.
“We saw this coming hence the various proposals including sealing the revenue leakages to help us mobilize the needed revenue but regrettably, no heed was paid to our nation-saving proposals by the all-knowing Finance Minister, Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta.”
“Well, I have only one advise or last proposal on the table for the government. Nana Addo and Ken Ofori-Atta should consider selling the entire country to cushion the economy if they think we are not getting the expected revenue from unpopular E-Levy,” parts of a statement from Richard Kasu reads.”
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