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NPP National Organizer Urges Government to Reconsider ‘Unnecessary’ Emissions Levy


The National Organizer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Henry Nana Boakye, has called on the government to withdraw what he deems an ‘unnecessary’ Emissions Levy. Boakye asserts that the levy, intended to curb carbon emissions, places an undue burden on citizens and demands its immediate reconsideration.

In a press conference held earlier today, Boakye expressed concerns over the economic impact of the Emissions Levy, emphasizing that it adds an additional financial strain on Ghanaians already grappling with various economic challenges. The National Organizer argued that while environmental conservation is crucial, the current levy implementation lacks a balanced approach, disproportionately affecting citizens.

Boakye acknowledged the importance of addressing environmental concerns but questioned the urgency and necessity of the current levy. He urged the government to reassess its strategy, considering alternative measures that would achieve the desired environmental goals without unduly burdening the public.

The NPP National Organizer highlighted the feedback received from various sectors, including small businesses and the transport industry, which raised concerns about the financial implications of the Emissions Levy. Boakye stressed the need for a more comprehensive and inclusive approach that considers the socio-economic realities of the citizens.

The call for the withdrawal of the Emissions Levy by a prominent figure within the NPP adds an interesting dynamic to the ongoing national discourse surrounding environmental policies. As discussions unfold, the government faces the challenge of balancing environmental conservation goals with the economic well-being of its citizens.

The Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology, and Innovation is yet to respond to Henry Nana Boakye’s plea, and the fate of the Emissions Levy remains uncertain as the government weighs the competing considerations of environmental responsibility and economic impact.

story filed by: Nana Kwaku Duah


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