Pratt holds the view that if the minority caucus was determined to block the passage of the bill, they would have done all it takes to achieve that feat. Parliament on Thursday, December 22,2022 passed the Vat Amendment Bill which will see a 2.5% increment on the rate. The majority MPs, however, argued that the government needs the revenue to resuscitate the economy urging the NDC MPs to support the passage of the bill. The resistance of the NDC MPs was curtailed after the process, since they could only get 135 of their members against 136 of the majority. The VAT vote was the only one of eight items the minority caucus opposed in the 2023 Budget that it lost.
Source: GhanaWeb December 27, 2022 11:13 UTC