“Cancel E-LEVY” –Ghanaians Tell Government After IMF Decision

The government of Ghana has been told to, as a matter of necessity, cancel the implementation of the E-LEVY.

This push has arisen following the government’s decision to go to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for the bailout.

It had been argued that E-LEVY was a better way of mobilizing funds than going to the IMF for a bailout which would come with terms and conditions.

On the back of government’s fresh decision to go for an IMF bailout, Ghanaians have asked for the E-LEVY to be cancelled immediately.

Social media has been choked with pleas where Ghanaians believe that in the true spirit of accountability and probity, the E-LEVY policy should be cancelled and all deductions refunded immediately.

@DonYussif commented: We for cancel every political policy… FSHS, Nabco, planting for food and jobs and all the policies which doesn’t yield us any economic benefits oo.

@KofiApaa wrote: It’s a difficult one tbh but I think it should be reduced to a negligible percentage eg 0.5% – 0.75% hopefully that would encourage more use of MoMo transactions. Ghana has a small tax base.

@kwameoasante wrote: But correct me if I’m wrong; one of the reasons why the E Levy was introduced was to make us not go back to IMF. So if the government is going back IMF why keep E Levy? I think we have a problem with management and structure.

@kofipapa99 wrote: It was a failure from the beginning…the service providers charge 1 percent and at a flat rate after 1000 cedis transaction…but e levy want 1.5 percent on any amount ..how can this work

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