Member of Parliament for Madina constituency, Francis Xavier Sosu has added his voice to the ongoing debate surrounding the Electronic Transactions Bill (E-Levy) and its possible suspension, predicting that a nationwide boycott of the Electronic Transactions Bill will is the only possible outcome.
The member of parliament stated in a tweet, “Like E-Levy, this government has always neglected to engage stakeholders before implementation of major policies hence their failure. Even if E-levy passes which I doubt, the widespread nationwide boycotts of MOMO and e-transactions will only to another shameful u-turn.”
Francis Xavier Sosu who is a Human Rights lawyer intimated that looking at the current climate of Ghana politics, economic and employment hardship currently faced by the Ghanaian populace, looking at the coup d’etats in neighboring African countries like Mali, Burkina Faso and Guinea, Akufo-Addo proceeding with the e-levy could threaten the nation’s security and democratic stability.
The e-levy according to Government reports will affect all mobile money payments, bank transfers, merchant payments and inward remittance.
The Electronic Transactions Bill (E-levy) is expected to be put before Government on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 for approval