Home / GENERAL NEWS / Mobile Money Agents To Embark On Strike From December 23rd Over e-levy

Mobile Money Agents To Embark On Strike From December 23rd Over e-levy

Spread the love

Leadership of the Mobile Money Agents Association of Ghana (MMAAG) has announced its intention to embark on an industrial action on Thursday, December 23.

“All agents will go on strike hence all outlets will remain closed.”

 

This was contained in a statement on Sunday, December 19 and it is in relation to the yet-to-be introduced Electronic Transfer Levy, also known as e-levy, announced in the 2022 budget statement by the Minister of Finance.

Since Ken Ofori-Atta’s announcement on Wednesday, November 17, there has been mixed reaction to the policy.

See also  Pregnant Women Now Cleared To Be Vaccinated Without Any Negative Health Implications - Ash. Regional Health Directorate.

 

The Minority in Parliament, for instance, has mounted a strong resistance to the policy, claiming it is “draconian” and going to worsen the plight of the ordinary Ghanaian.

 

Telecommunication giants MTN and AirtelTigo last Friday announced that they will revise their charges downwards to cushion customers if the Levy comes into force.

But MMAAG insists its members’ action on Thursday is to register “our total displeasure with the Government’s proposed e-levy of 1.75%”.

 

The Association said it deems it “necessary to embark on an industrial action” as members see the levy as “very regressive” and “critical to the survival of our businesses”.

See also  Aisha Huang’s Accomplice Collapses In Court [video]

They warned that an indefinite strike will be triggered if their demands are not met.

 

The Levy is before Parliament and expected to be debated on on Monday, December 20.

 

It is proposing a 1.75 percent tax on all electronic transactions of more than GH¢100.

 

 

 

Read the full statement below:

 

 

No photo description available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: MyGhanaMedia.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See also  Alban Bagbin Blows $600,000 On Dubai Medical Trip

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are four types of content published on MyGhanaMedia daily: curated content; syndicated content; user-generated content; and original content.

 

 


Send your news stories to [email protected] and Chat with us via WhatsApp on +233 200818719

 

 

 

About Adwenpa-Hene

I'm Adwenpa-Hene |Blogger & Broadcaster Journalist. I am the CEO and manager of this noble website. I publish on Entertainment, Sports, Politics, Lifestyle, and Technology. You can also follow Us on : YouTube Channel - My Ghana Media TV, Facebook - MyghanaMedia TV , Twitter - @MyGhanamedia2 & Instagram - My Ghana Media TV. Email Address: [email protected] Contact Us: 0200818719

Check Also

Coup D’etat Confirmed In Burkina Faso; Army Captain Announce Overthrow Of Military Gov’t [video]

Spread the love An army captain in Burkina Faso has announced on national television that …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.