The Ashanti Regional Minister Simon Osei- Mensah has come out trying to convince Ghanaians on the need to accept the controversial e-levy which he believes will help government to execute developmental projects.
The e-levy is a new tax policy which government is looking to introduce to raise revenue to bankroll projects. The e-levy which was a key component of the 2022 Budget Statement and Economic Policy document presented to the house by the finance minister, Kennedy Agyapong, on behalf of the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will attract a 1.75% on all electronic transactions.
The Ashanti Regional Minister speaking on the new tax policy speaking in an interview on Kumasi-based Angel FM’s morning show observed that anyone who is able to send GHC3000 as electronic transactions within one month cannot not crying about being poor.
“I don’t understand why people are condemning the government for introducing e-levy which can help government to develop this nation. We shouldn’t involve politics into any policy which can help the country” he said
“People can send GH3000 every month and these people will come out and say they are poor. How can a poor person send GHC3000 a month?”