Bishop Bosomtwe Ayensu, a former Methodist Bishop for Obuasi, has reacted angrily to former President John Dramani Mahama’s statement that if the National Democratic Congress (NDC) wins the election in 2025, it will abolish the much-discussed Electronic Transactions Levy.
The outspoken Bishop believes that if Mr Mahama were to become president, he would not even have the opportunity to reverse the policy.
Aside from that, the former Methodist Bishop of Obuasi expressed disappointment in the three-time NDC presidential candidate for making such a statement, claiming that it was an attempt to sway voters.
He went on to say that the only way out of the predicament that the country finds itself in will be through prudent economic decisions, which is exactly what the e-levy is being used to accomplish.
He is convinced that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) is on the right path to rescuing the country from the wreckage and shocks caused by the Covid pandemic, which was exacerbated by the Russia-Ukraine conflict.
“As a result, we should all make every effort to pay so that the government can use the money that has accrued for development,” he suggested.
He urged everyone to contribute to the government’s plan to industrialize the country, which is being led by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. He also called on the international community to support the effort.
This was revealed by Bishop Bosomtwe Ayensu while speaking to journalists at the ongoing Methodist’s 25th Synod, which is taking place at Mount Zion Methodist Church in Obuasi.