The Association of Mobile Money (MoMo), has called of their nationwide strike which was scheduled to take effect today.
The Association noted in a press release that the rational behind the strike is in relation with Parliament proceeding on the Christmas break and the high possibility of police hostility should they proceed with the strike
Their planned strike which has now been shelved is in relation to the 1.75% e-levy seeks to introduce in the approving of the 2022 budget statement and economic policy document. The said e-levy has been a bone of contention between the minority and majority in parliament
The majority which is also the ruling party, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) is adamant that the e-levy is a necessary evil and must be shouldered by Ghanaians if we want the betterment of the nation, the minority, National Democratic Congress, on the flip side is averse to the e-levy, insisting that it is insensitive to the plight of Ghanaians and only seeks to increase the burden of the already overburdened
The General Secretary of the MMAAG, Evans Otumfuo in an interview revealed that a delegation from the Ministry of Communication and National Communication Authority is in dialogue with them to see the best way to address their concerns