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Sick Chieftaincy Minister carried in an ambulance to Parliament to pass E-levy

Alexander Kojo-Kum, a gravely ill Chieftaincy Minister, has been rushed to parliament in an ambulance to help approve the contentious Electronic Transfer Levy (E-Levy) on Tuesday, March 29, 2022.

The House Majority has struggled to pass the E-levy due to a lack of votes.

Sara Adwoa Safo, the Member of Parliament for Dome-Kwabeyan, has been sick for a few weeks, while Alexander Kojo-Kum, the Member of Parliament for Ahanta West and the Chieftaincy Minister, has also been sick.

The Minority has committed to vote against the E-levy if it comes up for a vote in the House.

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Despite the Minority’s protests on the floor of the House, Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta appeared in the Chamber on Tuesday to move the motion on the E-levy.

The Minority’s objection to the motion is based on the fact that the E-ley was not included in the previous week’s agenda.

“The business statement was not part of the business approved for the property when it was submitted last week. We have often warned and cautioned that we do not want to be caught off guard by a big government economic strategy.

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“Parliament cannot be that when a party’s number is convenient, business may continue.” It’s not possible. That culture will not be tolerated. So they weren’t prepared since they didn’t have the figures. “Now that they have the numbers, you say we should do business,” Haruna Iddrisu, the Minority Leader, added.

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