Former Chairman of the Ghana Revenue Authority, Professor Stephen Adei has added his voice to the electronic transaction levy aimed at generating revenue for the country.
According to Prof Adei, any Ghanaian transferring over GH¢3,000 through mobile money is not p00r, therefore, must be taxed.
The passage of the controversial E-levy has raised questions if indeed the government intends to decrease the suffering of Ghanaians.
In an interview with Accra FM, Prof. Adei said anyone with the capacity to transfer GH¢3,000 in a month could not be classed as p00r.
“For the p00r, even if you transfer GH¢100 thirty times, you will not pay e-levy… anybody who can transfer GH¢3,000 in a month is not p00r in Ghana because the average graduate pay is GH¢1,500.”
“So, the E-levy will not affect a lot of people,” he said.