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Broadcast Journalist, Nana Aba Anamoah has waded into the fast growing debate about the introduction of the 1.75% Electronic Levy.

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To make her point, the influential media icon pulled out the views of Vice President Bawumia in an interview with Kwame Sefa Kayi of Peace in August, 2020.

Dr Bawumia as quoted in the story which was reported by newsghana news portal said he does not believe in taxing Mobile Money transactions because majority of those who patronize the services are the poor.

A year on, the goverment has introduced a1.75% levy on all electronic transactions above 100 Ghana cedis.

Mobile Money transactions are frequently used by majority of Ghanaians. It is the major means of receiving remittances by those living in rural areas. Therefore, Nana Aba Anamoah argues that the 1.75% is severe and harsh.

“What has changed? What happened? Where did this 1.75% comes from? This is draconian”, she wrote on her Facebook page on Thursday.

The Electronic Levy was announced by Mr Ken Ofori Atta in the 2022 budget presentation in Parliament on Wednesday. The intention according to the Finance Minister, is to raise more revenue for the creation of employment opportunities for youths and address infrastructural challenges.

Source : Samuel Nanewortor

Yegbey Edem,popularly known as Kwame Taste is a Ghanaian, blogger ,radio personality,publicist,Online Influencer,Writer ,social media marketer and an event promoter.

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