The e-levy (Mobile money) tax is an anti-technology-NPP Stalwart fires

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A Stalwart of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), has also added his voice to the ongoing disagreements in the country, due to the proposed the 1.75% Electronic Levy, by Finance Minister (Ken Ofori-Atta), in the 2022 budget.

Mr. Kwame Pianim, said the Mobile money tax (E-levy) is anti-technology progress, and may undermine the significant progress being achieved in financial inclusion for the unbanked”.

According to Kwame Pianin who is an Economist and a Stalwat of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), the Ministry of Finance, should take an advantage of the ongoing Budget process crisis for more reflection and consultations.

Speaking on the Mobile money Tax, which has been rejected by many Ghanaians, Mr. Kwame Mpianim advised Ken Ofori Atta (the Finance Minister) to forget about the proposed 1.75 electronic transactions levy, which is widely known as the Momo tax.

Also reacting to the recent closure of toll-boots in the country, Mr. Mpianim said, “Kindly restore the toll booths to protect the fresh foodstuff markets, that have developed around them”. 

e added that, if the toll-boots are not restored as soon as possible, it may do damage to the rural economy, and especially the women traders there.

Mr. Kwami Mpianim’s comments came following the recent ‘spark in anger” after Ken Ofofri Atta announced a proposed parliament o Ghana

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