The 3-month tax waiver for all health staff is only for individuals in the general public sector, the Minority in Parliament promises.
President Nana Akufo-Addo declared the intervention deal in his handle to the nation on Sunday that as component of the motivation.
“All wellness personnel will not spend taxes on their emoluments for the future 3 months i.e. April, Might and June,” Akufo-Addo mentioned.
But addressing the push in Parliament on Wednesday immediately after the Finance Committee satisfied on the presentation of Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, to the Household, it emerged the package deal does not cover all well being staff.
The Minority spokesperson on Finance, Cassiel Ato Forson disclosed: “We experienced a further expose at the committee meeting.”
“We have been explained to that the tax waiver would only be specified to government staff.
“So if you are a private wellness employee, you are not lined below that…” the Ajumako Enyan Essiam MP said.
He additional that their facet of the Residence insisted that the waiver really should go over all health workers “because they [private sector] also play a part.”
GH¢241.42million for tax waivers
The Finance Minister is also asking Parliament to use GH¢241.42million to pay out for the taxes of the health and fitness staff for the period of time.
But the Minority needs the tax waiver to be granted less than Write-up 174 of the Constitution which usually means no want for the federal government to fork out for it.
The NDC MPs want that funds to be utilised to subsidise electrical power fees for the spots below the Covid-19 lockdown.
“But they say that is not their posture now,” Ato Forson said.
The Minority also reiterated their need that the extra 50 for every cent of primary salary for all frontline well being personnel be extended to all wellness employees.
While accomplishing so, they demanded the definition of who a frontline well being employee is, a definition the federal government alone is still to get there at.