A Member of the Communication Team of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Dr. Benedicta Yayra, has revealed that this year's Christmas is very dry because, for the first time, people in her hometown didn't turn up for Christmas due to the high cost of transportation.
The Electronic Transaction Levy (E-levy) that was recently put before parliament by the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), and the Finance Minister, Hon. Ken Ofori-Atta has now become one of the most talked about matter in the country. The Finance Minister with the ruling party which stands as the majority in parliament have tried giving clearer explanations for the need to implement this E-levy but the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) party minority caucus would also not agree with them.
A Lecturer at the University of professional studies, Dr. Kweku Mensah Mawutor, has indicated that the electronic transaction levy (E-levy) proposed by the government in the 2022 budget is one of the smartest initiatives by this current administration. Dr. Kweku Mensah Mawutor made this statement on 'HOT NEWS' on Pan Africa television yesterday, 17th November 2021, when he reacted to the proposed introduction of the electronic transaction levy by the government.
The issue of the approval of the controversial Electronic Transaction Levy (E-Levy) has received stiff opposition from Ghanaians most especially from the Minority Caucus in Parliament. There was a scuffle in Parliament yesterday as the E-Levy was tabled on the floor of Parliament to be voted upon for it to be approved or disapproved.
The controversial Electronic Transaction Levy (e-Levy) has been the matter for discussion among Ghanaians in recent times. Many Ghanaians especially the Minority Caucus in Parliament have shown their strong disapproval for the unpopular tax which would put extra burden on Ghanaians. The Speaker of Ghana’s Parliament, Rt.
The controversial Electronic Transaction Levy, E-levy, continue to gather resistance from Ghanaians and top economists. The latest to wade into the discussion is Dr Kwabena Duffuor, the former finance minister under the administration of John Evans Attah-Mills. According to Duffuor, the E-levy will amount to double taxation arguing that taxes and levies are imposed on gifts, consumptions, income and assets.
The government has proposed to impose a 1.75 per cent levy on mobile money and other electronic transactions that exceed GH¢100 per a day. The proposal is part of efforts by the government to raise revenues to Execute its development agenda. The levy is contained in the 2022 budget presented by The Finance Minister, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta.
Following the 2022 Budget Statement which was presented to the house of Parliament on Wednesday, 17th November 2021, most Ghanaians have flooded some Momo vending points in the country to withdraw their existing deposits from their accounts. This was confirmed by the Public Relations Officer of the Mobile Money Operators in Ghana, Mr Adu Gyamfi in an interview.