BE BOLD AND SUSPEND E-LEVY; MAJORITY OF GHANAIANS DISLIKE IT – Former Secretary of Christian Council To Gov’t

Former General Secretary of the Christian Council of Ghana, Rev. Dr. Opuni Frimpong, has petitioned the government to suspend the contentious E-Levy program.

Speaking to Kwame Nkrumah Tikese on Okay FM in a telephone conversation live, Rev. Dr. Opuni Frimpong contends that a proactive government should have additional revenue-generating strategies available to fund development initiatives.

For this reason, the clergyman suggests a temporary suspension of the e-levy followed by further dialogue and education as majority of Ghanaians don’t like the policy.

According to him, given the widespread resistance to the E-levy, the government should take its time to educate Ghanaians on its need.

To him, a government must respect the will of the people and not seem authoritarian in making significant choices that may not be popular.
“Leaders must not just accept responsibilities for the sufferings of others while they jealously protect their comfort. Empathy in leadership must always be upheld.

“I believe that government should have a thorough discussion and stakeholder engagement to ensure that the E-Levy policy is accepted by all before implementing it,” he stated.

Dr Opuni-Frimpong, who has no objection to taxing the populace in general, added: “When the government implemented VAT, the whole country was up in arms against it.” The NPP was in opposition at the time, while the NDC was in power.

“What they did better during that time was that due to the opposition to the VAT, the government temporarily suspended its implementation and engaged Ghanaians to understand the need for it before bringing it back….Countries across the world developed through taxes and so the payment of taxes are good.”

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GHANAIAN GAY BRITISH VOGUE EDITOR, EDWARD ENNINFUL SET TO MARRY LONGTIME BOYFRIEND ON HIS 50th BIRTHDAY

British-Ghanaian fashion icon Edward Enninful is set to marry his longtime boyfriend Alec Maxwell this month.

Enninful turns 50-years of age on February 22nd, 2022.

According to MailOnline, he would tie the knot with his fiance Maxwell on that day in a lavish, star-studded ceremony at Longleat House in Wiltshire.

Expected guests include Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio, English football legend David Beckham and wife Victoria, formerly of the Spice Girls, supermodel Naomi Campbell and others.

The wedding is expected to come off at the lavish estate of the Marchioness of Bath in Wiltshire, a stately mansion infamous for a 9,000-acre safari park containing Lions.

According to MailOnline, this could easily be the wedding of the year in British fashion.

This is going to be the wedding of the year – there will be no expense spared and no detail ignored,” a source told MailOnline.

Edward Enninful was born in Ghana in 1972 but moved to the United Kingdom with his family at a very young age.

He was appointed Editor-in-Chief of British Vogue in 2017 after a long career covering fashion.

Enninful got engaged to his long time boyfriend Alec Maxwell in 2019, with their wedding now slated for his 50th birthday!