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Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu celebrated his 65th birthday

He received an E-Levy cake

NDC MPs were accused of presenting the cake to the Majority Leader

Oliver Barker-Vormawor, a leader of the #FixTheCountry movement, has hinted that he will stage a coup in the country if parliament passes the electronic transaction tax (E-Levy).

He called the military useless, while commenting on viral photos and videos of an E-Levy cake presented to Majority Leader Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu on his 65th birthday.

In a post on his Facebook timeline, the activist wrote:

“If this E-Levy comes through after this Cake bullshit, I’ll do it myself. Useless army!

Members of the ruling NPP and the opposition NDC blame each other for the E-LEVY themed cake which was presented to the Suame MP.

Kennedy Nyarko Osei MP Akim Swedru earlier said the viral cake presented to the majority leader was a surprise from the minority caucus in parliament.

Sharing a Twitter post from Starr FM to back up his point, the MP said, “just because they’re getting into their yentua protest [today] so they decided to post this photo to irritate people when they themselves, led by the caucus, brought this surprise cake. Hmmm!


“If anyone doubts who brought the surprise cake and then took pictures (sic), they should read it on Starr FM.”

But the Starr FM post has since been deleted. The media house apologized and removed the message.

In the same vain, Frank Annoh-Dompreh, Majority Chief Whip, reiterated what his colleague had said regarding the viral cake.

He wrote on his verified Twitter timeline: “It’s amazing how a cake baked and delivered by the minority has now been twisted for propaganda purposes. My colleagues in the majority should simply be guided next time by this saying “Beware of the Greeks and their Gifts” some cakes are simply a weapon!

In a reaction, North Tongu MP Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa posted a screenshot of a retraction and apology from Starr FM and wrote sarcastically: “Whoever conceived the far-fetched idea of ​​blaming MPs for NDC for the Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu E-Levy cake must definitely be the same guy behind the new concept of toilet toll booths.

“We know you have the men, but please have some respect for the Ghanaians.”


A special cake dubbed E-levy has been prepared to mark the 65th birthday celebration of Majority Leader in Parliament Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu.

The event took place in Kumasi.

Dozens of New Patriotic Party (NPP) officials, including the vice president and his wife, were present.

It is unclear what thinking went into the decision to design the cake in this way at a time when the government is struggling to get electronic direct debit passed through Parliament.

About eTax

On November 17, 2021, Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta announced the introduction of a 1.75% tax on all electronic transactions when presenting the 2022 budget to parliament.

According to him, this new directive is part of the strategies to widen the country’s tax net.

He added that the 1.75% tax was also aimed at boosting financial inclusion and protecting vulnerable people in the country.

The electronic levy since its announcement by the Minister of Finance has drawn public reactions from some Ghanaians, especially members of the minority caucus.

At a recent press conference, the minister presented a number of changes to the bill and announced that the government was continuing to engage stakeholders on the bill before resubmitting it to MPs.