Mobile Money Agents Association of Ghana has in a statement indicated their decision to embark on a nationwide strike cum demonstration effective Thursday, December 23, 2021.
The said demonstration comes at the back of the controversial 1.75% Electronic transactions levy that the government seeks to impose on all transactions that exceed Ghc100. The levy has raised massive criticism across the country with many describing it as inimical to the fight for a cashless economy.
In a letter signed by the association’s general secretary, Evans Otumfuo, they have indicated their stern disapproval of the e-levy and have described it as regressive and critical to the survival of their business.
All mobile money operators across the country have therefore been directed to take part in the industrial action and not open shops on the said date as part of ways of registering their displeasure.
Meanwhile, the Minority and the Majority in parliament are sharply divided on the e- levy. The Minority believes the said levy is regressive and shall put more burden on the already burdened citizenry, and has thus, called for it to be quashed.
The Majority on the other hand considers the e-levy as a medium for the government to raise revenue so as to fund developmental activities.
See the letter issued by MMAAG: