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Akbar Yussif Rohullah Khomeini, an aide to Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has said the vision of Dr Bawumia has engaged the entire country in a discourse of ideas capable of transforming the country.

In his view, the conversation should be based on ideas to grow the country and that is what Dr Bawumia has been doing over the years.

Dr Bawumia had stated categorically that he would abolish the tax on electronic financial transactions, e-levy, if elected President of Ghana.

Full Text: Speech by Dr Mahamudu Bawumia at UPSA auditorium

The controversial tax was introduced in 2022, and prior to the introduction, Vice President Bawumia had declared his opposition to levies on electronic financial transactions in an interview.

Delivering his first major address to the nation after his election as NPP flagbearer, during which he gave broad policy outlines of a Bawumia Presidency, Dr. Bawumia minced no words in declaring his opposition to taxes on electronic financial transactions, declaring that he will abolish e-levy as President.

Play back: Dr Bawumia outlines his vision for the country

Dr Bawumia added that his bid for a Digital and Cashless Ghana will be significantly boosted if e-levy is abolished.

“To move towards a cashless economy, however, we have to encourage the population to use electronic channels of payment.

“To accomplish this, there will be no taxes on digital payments under my administration. The e-levy will therefore, be abolished,” he declared at the UPSA auditorium on February 7.

Speaking on the Key Points on TV3 on Saturday February 10, Akbar Yussif Rohullah Khomeini, saidhe has gotten the whole country to engage in discourse bordering on ideas capable of transforming our nations, the conversation should be based on ideas and that is how he has done over the years.”

By Laud Nartey