The survey report released by CDD-Ghana shows, out of the total sample size, only 9 percent of Ghanaians are confident that the government will use revenue from the E-levy to fund development. This means, about 91% Ghanaians have no confident in the government when it comes to judicious
So some policy analysts and journalists have described Gabby’s tweet as a mind game on Ghanaians to pave way for government to announce intent of going to the IMF since revenues are low.
Teacher unions including NAGRAT, GNAT and others have given a June 30th deadline for government to pay the allowance or face a series of industrial actions.
According to the chamber, per the current law, salaries that are paid via mobile money would attract the 1.5% charge, whereas salaries paid through banks will not attract any E-levy. They described such move as discriminatory.
Although the telcos have assured to do their best to ensure the required systems are put in place to collect the E-levy, they say, the right infrastructure must be put in place, and tested to ensure that they are fit for purpose before going live.
Below are a number of electronic transactions that will be affected and those that will be exempted when the implementation kicks in later in May 2022.
Mobile Money (MoMo) vendors across the country complained that, there were madrush withdrawals at their various mobile money vending outlets causing them to run out of cash which has tendency to collapse their petty business in the circumstances of the current economic hardship. However, it took the president, Nana Akufo Addo two working days to assent to the E-Levy law
The Supreme Court of Ghana has ruled that a Deputy Speaker presiding over proceedings in Parliament has the right to vote on matters and also be counted as part of the quorum for decision making in Parliament.
Another sign before Covid -19 was that instead deploying policies to support the efforts of the Bank of Ghana to manage the currency, the government usurped the constitutional mandate of the Bank of Ghana to establish exchange rate management committee which could not deliver.
Key ministers in the current Akufo-Addo/Bawumia government are on deliberate spree of deceit to hide the truth about the initiation of the Electronic Transaction Levy (E-Levy).