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Scrap E-levy and Bring Back Toll Levy – Koforidua Residents

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Some residents in Koforidua have described introduction of E-levy as not the best and called for the reintroduction of the toll levy and scrapping of the E-levy.

The residents in the Eastern Regional capital said the excuses advanced by the government for abolishing the road toll levy were “a lazy man’s approach” to addressing national issues.

Mr Samuel Asamoah, a businessman, said in his view, the toll levy was necessary than the electronic levy to be imposed on mobile money transactions if approved by parliament.

He contended that road tolls have never been a determinant in fixing transport fares and have no bearing on ordinary Ghanaians.

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“We’re not sure how nullifying the road tolls would decrease transport charges or fuel costs as it’s excessive, he said, adding, there might be issues with the assortment of costs however that didn’t warrant a total evacuation.

He noticed that at any rate, cash gathered from it would be utilized to help the financial plan for public turn of events and considered how that could be supplanted with the E-levy.

As far as he might be concerned, many individuals could diminish their electronic exchanges to keep away from the duty though drivers couldn’t lessen heading out because of street tolls.

For the deferral and traffic at the toll booths, he said, “Government can embrace an innovation to quick track the interaction and not canceling it.”

Mr George Kute, a public servant, also said the ordinary Ghanaian was already burdened with too many taxes, saying, “Apart from burdening us with more tax, it’s going to push many people out of jobs meanwhile this E-tax thing is not going to create job for any of those losing their jobs as a result of the toll booth closure.”

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