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Robbing Peter to pay Paul: How Bawumia, Ken & Ursula intend to use Toll Booths as 'Sacrificial Lamb'

While the introduction of E-TRANSACTIONS levy by the Akufo-Addo-led administration is surprising some Ghanaians, others are not so surprised by this decision by the government because politicians nowadays are highly unpredictable.

But what baffles the minds of citizens has to do with a particular statement, His Excellency Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia said in relation to taxes imposed on mobile money transactions last year.

From the above, it is not so difficult to believe why Google classified him as the best liar in Ghana. How fallacy and propagandist approach to politics is gradually exposing him and making him rather unpopular in integrity wise. Back then, he thought he had a grasp of everything a politician should have, but failed to analyze the implications and consequences of whatever information he put out there for public use.

Currently, the new 1.75% levy on electronic transactions is going to hit back at the government in the new future because Ghanaians are strategically and prudently analyzing the rationale behind every decision taken by this Government.

As the chairman of the Economic Management Team, he thought it welcoming to align with Ken Ofori-Atta and Ursula Owusu (Communications Minister), to come up with this initiative, upon consultation with other key governmental persons, to rob a particular group of Ghanaians to pay others in the long-run.

Just imagine what some Ghanaians are feeling for the disabled persons who have currently lost their job because of the cessation of the Toll Booths collection, which commenced on Thursday, November 18, 2021. Additionally, some clearly understand that the government intentionally cancelled this initiative just to inflate the E-TRANSACTIONS levy, and strategically reap higher returns in the near future, at the expense of those who collect the tolls, including market women who sell under the traffic. How confident is the government that these people will be reassigned, looking at how chocked the public and other sectors of the economy are? Is the government trustworthy to do this for those affected by this unexpected change?

It is just about using the Toll Booths collection exemptions to create more financial burdens on the ordinary Ghanaian for their political gains. If not so, then a careful Economic Impact Analysis would have been before taking such decisions.

Meanwhile, the Minister for Communications, Hon. Ursula Owusu has said that anyone transferring more than GH¢100 must be taxed because such individual is no longer poor.

Though it sounds so hilarious, however, this is so unacceptable from a leader like her. It appears that the robbing Peter to pay Paul approach is perfectly working for this government since they do not really take into consideration the effects of their financial and economic decisions on ordinary citizens.

The three gurus (Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Ken Ofori-Atta and Ursula Owusu-Ekuful) are just using the Toll Booths as a sacrificial lamb, and suck more monies from Ghanaians in the form of the New E-TRANSACTIONS levy.

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