The Minority in Parliament has served notice of intent to challenge the passage of the Electronic Transfer (E-Levy) bill by Parliament at the Supreme Court after they (the Minority Caucus) had staged a walked out earlier in the day.
Addressing the press, Minority Leader, Hon. Haruna Iddrisu said Parliament did not have a decision making quorum of 138 members in the chamber when the bill was passed, hence the passage of the bill was illegal and unconstitutional.
“This is a charade,” he said at a press conference in Parliament, adding that “there is no E-levy.”
“The majority of less than 137 conducting businesses only proceeded on illegal and unconstitutional business. Parliament did not have the numbers to take any decision that should binding Parliament and Ghanaians.
“I think they have to come again on E-levy because as of today, I don’t think they had the numbers to say that the E-levy has been passed. We will question this decision in [the Supreme] court on the basis of the earlier ruling and on the basis of the fact that they said we can’t take a decision with 137 [members], but they can take with 137,” he said.
Parliament, on Tuesday, passed the Electronic Transfer Levy in the absence of the Minority MPs, who had walked out before the Bill was considered at the second reading stage.
The Minority had complained that it had been taken by surprise by the unexpected consideration of the levy.
The E-levy was not listed in Parliament’s business statement for this week.
Source: Peace Fm
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