Government must withdraw emissions levy – NPP National Organiser Nana B

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National Organiser of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Henry Nana Boakye

The National Organiser of the New Patriotic Party (), Henry Nana Boakye, known as Nana B, is calling on the Nana government to immediately withdraw the controversial Emissions Levy introduced on February 1, 2024.

Nana B contends that emission levies are typically imposed on developed nations with a higher adoption of electric cars to address climate change concerns. He expressed concern that the new levy, if fully implemented, would exacerbate the current challenging economic conditions in the country, emphasizing that the timing is inappropriate.

In an interview with , Nana B stated, “Yes, we understand the need for the government to raise revenue, but we also need to balance it with the sentiments of the people. I think this is not the right time. In as much as a country, we want to stand by the government in times of this difficult era, when we want to raise revenue and make sure that the economy is back and in shape, some of these taxes for me are a bit problematic. That is why I'm saying that the government must withdraw this tax.”

Stakeholders, including the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (), have also expressed their opposition to the newly introduced tax policy on carbon dioxide equivalent emissions on internal combustion engine vehicles. The criticism from various quarters raises concerns about the broad acceptance and impact of the Emissions Levy.

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