Injunction application does not stop e-levy – Inusah Fuseini

A former National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament for Tamale Central, Inusah Fuseini, has said that serving an application on injunction on the Electronic Transfer Bill 2022 [E-levy] does not prevent the implementation of the tax component.

Mr Fuseini who is also a private legal practitioner said the injunction was not secured but it was rather the notice which was served on the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice and this does not deter the implementation.

Three Minority Members of Parliament petitioned the Supreme Court to declare the passage of the Electronic Transfer Levy Bill 202, (E-Levy) as unconstitutional.

The NDC MPs, Haruna Iddrisu, who is the Majority Leader and MP for Tamale South, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, MP for North Tongu and MahamaAyariga, MP for Bawku Central, sued the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice (A-G) over the passage of the bill into law on March 29, 2022.

The Supreme Court is expected to hear the application to stop E-Levy implementation today, May 4, 2022.

But four days before the hearing, the e-levy deduction started with its challenges of wrongful deductions.

Reacting to the development on 3FM’s Sunrise hosted by Alfred Ocansey on Wednesday, May 4, Mr  Fuseini argued that “or the respect that we should have for the court, the government should have wait”.

“An injunction was not secured. The motion was filed and it was brought to the attention of the A-G but the question is if an application is filed…does it constitute an injunction?

He explained that “the fact that you filed an injunction does not necessarily injunct the process but out of respect, they [government] should have waited for the determinations by the court”.

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“There is no pronouncement. There is no order from the court”.

By Kweku Antwi-Otoo||Ghana


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