EducationGhana| November 28| 2022 BUDGET: The leadership of the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) has applauded the government for removing road tolls in its 2022 Budget statement.
NUGS made this revelation in a November 25, 2021 press conference being held at the University of Ghana, Accra City Campus.
The statement indicated, that the National Union of Ghanaian Students has for the past days after the budget was read, observed various public discussions and commentary on the statement and economic policy.
According to NUGS, it applaud the government for removing all road tolls which had contributed to a lot of inconveniences since it created unnecessary traffic on roads among several other disincentives to road users. We call on the government to as a matter of urgency employ the affected workers.
”We applaud the government for removing all road tolls which had contributed to a lot of
inconveniences since it created unnecessary traffic on roads among several other
disincentives to road users. We call on the government to as a matter of urgency
employ the affected workers.” The statement said.
In addition, the NUGS indicated, that according to the government, E-levy is a new tax measure that will be applied only to the originator of transactions on electronic payments, which includes Fintech platforms, online banking and mobile money platforms.
”A new measure, according to the government is aimed at raising funds to relieve the country’s debt situation which has escalated as a result of COVID19 with the various challenges so the decision to look internally to raise revenue to cater for certain aspects of the economy is a step in the right direction.” They said.
NUGS added, that However, they would also want Government to give them firm assurance and commitment that the revenue that will be generated as a result of the E-levy will be used to tackle the things stated in the budget, which includes the YouStart Initiative road construction, developing the digital space of Ghana and particularly the development of Basic Education in the country amongst several others.
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