Poor people are those who earn Gh¢70 a year and such persons will not pay E-levy – Western Regional Minister

Western Regional Minister, Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah says the Electronic Transaction Levy (E-levy) introduced by the Nana Addo-led administration should be accepted by all.

Speaking during government townhall meeting on E-levy held at Sekondi Youth Center in the Western region, he debunked claims that Ghanaians will swim in hardship when e-levy is passed.

According to him, no poor person in Ghana will pay the electronic levy government has intended to introduce.

The Takoradi lawmaker explained that poor people are those who earn Gh¢70 annually and those persons will not pay the e-levy.

The electronic transaction levy was announced by Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta while reading the 2022 budget statement in Parliament. It is a 1.75% charge on all electronic transactions including mobile money.