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Government’s Proposed 15% VAT on ECG: A Practical Joke, Says Kwesi Pratt Jnr

  • Kwesi Pratt Jnr criticizes government’s proposed 15% VAT on electricity for residential customers
  • He calls it a practical joke and says the lifeline power offered by the government only benefits a small fraction of the population
  • He believes the additional VAT on electricity consumption will burden low-income consumers and organized labor
  • He finds the Ministry of Finance’s statement about stakeholder engagement annoying and believes it shows the government’s unwillingness to step down on the proposal
  • He thinks the purpose of the stakeholder consultation is to get them to buy into the program, which he finds offensive.


Note that this post was (partially) written with the help of AI. It is always useful to review the original source material, and where needed to obtain (local) advice from a specialist.


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