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E-Levy: Sending GHS100 a day means you’re not poor – Ursula Owusu-Ekuful

To transact more than GH₵100 a day means you are not poor.

The Member of Parliament for Ablekuma West and Minister for Communications and Digitalization,Hon. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, has said no poor person transact more than GH₵100 a day.

Hon. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful made this statement during a Discussion with GHone’s Lantam on the 2022 Budget which seeks to impose a 1.7% levy(E-levy) on all electronic transactions.

“If you have more than a GH₵100 to send a day, you are not poor”, the Hon. Minister stated.

The Member of Parliament thinks the word ‘poor person’ needs to be reclassified if people in such situation still have GHS100.

The Electronic Levy or E-Levy

The Electronic Levy is a yet to be implemented tax policy, which seeks to attract a percentage of 1.7 to any electronic transactions (mobile money payments, bank transfers, merchant payments, and inward remittances) made, which will be liable to the sender except inward remittance which will also be liable to the receiver

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