The Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, has disclosed that government may not be able to pay salaries in the next three (3) months if the e-levy was not made to work or if the government failed to seek external financial assistance.
This, the Speaker said was based on the information available to him.
Making the revelation on the floor of Parliament, the Speaker called on the Members of Parliament (MPs) to show leadership in these difficult times.
“This is not to discourage the committee from doing their work. If something is not done within the next three months, the government may not be able to pay salaries.” He emphasized.
“So we have to take leadership. We have to do a lot of things”, he added.
His concerns come amid labour agitations for better conditions of service as well as rising costs of living, even as the government struggled to get through the controversial Electronic Transaction Levy (e-levy), which it has touted as a major remedy to the country’s many financial challenges.