The Association of Mobile Money Agents, Ghana, are to be planning to embark on a Nationwide strike on Thursday December, 23, 2021, to express their displeasure at the 1.75% e-levy Government persist on implementing.
In a statement released by the Association on Monday, the Association described the 1.75% e-levy as ‘detrimental to business’
“we see this levy as very regressive and critical to the survival of our businesses. Consequently, as part of our demonstration on Thursday December 23 2021, our services as mobile money agents will not be accessible across the country.”
The statement further revealed that all mobile money agent stores shall remain closed come Thursday, in their bid to send their message across to Government.
The 1.75% e-levy is a major component of the 2022 budget statement and economic policy statement which was presented on the floor of parliament by the finance minister, Ken Ofori-Atta on behalf of the president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. It has however faced stiff opposition from majority of Ghanaians though the Government continues to plead its case of what they call a necessary evil to resuscitate the economy.