A former Commissioner on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), Justice Emile Short has called on the government to pay heed to the views of the majority of Ghanaians with regards to the passage of the controversial E-levy. According to Mr. Short, the majority of Ghanaians have kicked against the passage of the levy and, therefore, the government must do as the people want.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with Kofi Oppong Asamoah on the Class Morning Show on a myriad of issues, on Class91.3FM Tuesday, 8 February 2022, Mr. Short insisted the government must listen to the view of Ghanaians.
“I think the majority of Ghanaians from a survey that I read are against the e-levy and it is my view that government should listen to the views and opinions and voices of the majority of Ghanaians on this issue because I think the majority of Ghanaians think that they will be adversely affected by the passing of this e-levy legislation since a lot of electronic transactions are done by quite a sizeable number of Ghanaians," he said
“So I’m hoping the government will listen to the views of the majority of Ghanaians. I don’t think the views and argument the government has put forward for the e-levy have been supported by the majority of Ghanaians.”