A leader of the Arise Ghana pressure group, Sammy Gyamfi has said they do not care whether the government will go to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) or not for support.
He said all they care about at the moment, is for the government to scrap what he termed as ‘thievery taxes’ such as the e-levy.
The National Communications Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) said although his party has promised to abolish the e-levy, Ghanaians cannot continue to pay until 2024 when the next general elections take place.
“We are tired of paying the e-levy, it is not a tax it is thievery. We don’t care whether government will go to IMF or to Afghanistan,
“We cannot continue to pay e-levy until 2024. For now, we are dying, we can’t wait till 2024, the e-levy must be scrapped now,” he told TV3’s Eric Mawuena Egbeta during the Day 2 of the demonstration in Accra on Wednesday June 29.
Another leader of the group, Peter Boamah Otokunor said they will continue to protest until President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo changes the way he is governing the country.
He said “There is going to be change, if we don’t get the change under Akufo-Addo, we will get it under the NDC.”
The Deputy General Secretary for the NDC added that “we will demonstrate over and over until Akufo-Addo changes. If he wants peace he should change the way he is managing the economy.
“We want jobs, the people are clamouring for jobs, if you give them jobs, you will get peace. If he can’t rule the country he should resign.”