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Yvonne Nelson Calls On President Akufo Addo To Abolish E-Levy

Multiple award winning actress cum producer Yvonne Nelson, has called on President Akufo Addo to hold on, on the implementation of the Electronic Transactions Levy popularly called (E-levy).

According to her, the general public is dissatisfied with the tax and does not want it to be implemented.

In an interview with Hitz FM’s Daybreak Hitz on Thursday, she said that “the e-Levy is a bad concept, and Ghanaians do not support it, so why don’t we listen to them? People in Ghana are dissatisfied with the situation; why don’t we take their opinions into consideration? It’s truly that easy.”

She went on to explain that since people are already struggling economically, the charge would simply exacerbate their predicament.

“…a disproportionate number of invoices are being paid. Since times are tough right now with all of the additional costs, I don’t believe the E-Levy is a great idea unless the money is put to good use,” she remarked.

The E-levy since it was announced by Ghana’s Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta while presenting the 2022 Budget statement in 2021, has generated a lot of controversies in the country.

Mr. Ofori Atta explained that the levy will cover electronic transactions, including mobile money payments, bank transfers, merchant payments and inward remittances and the 1.75% to be charged will be borne by the sender except inward remittances, which will be borne by the recipient.

He further stated that the levy, which is supposed to take effect this year January after Parliament approves the budget will be used to support entrepreneurship, and ensure youth employment.

Source: Themirrorgh.com

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