I never said business owners will be arrested for rejecting MoMo transfer – John Kumah

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Deputy Finance Minister, John Kumah has dismissed the viral report made by www.Ghbase.com suggesting that business owners who refuse to accept Mobile Money (MoMo) as a mode of payment over fears of E-levy should be arrested.

The minister shared a screenshot of the post this online portal shared which and quickly dismissed it, saying it is a fallacy.

According to him, the reports are propaganda tools deployed to create disaffection for the government and the electronic transfer levy (E-levy).

“I never said Business owners who refuse to accept MOMO because of E-Levy will be arrested.

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“Kindly ignore some media publications that quote me as saying, “business owners who refuse to accept MOMO because of E-levy will be arrested”.

“This information is false and misleading since I never uttered the words that are being attributed to me. This can only be the handiwork of people who are bent on creating public dissatisfaction toward [the] Government and the E-levy.

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“I entreat the media to always double-check and make sure they source their information from credible sources,” John Kumah posted on his Facebook page.

For the avoidance of doubt, the minister stated that business owners who don’t accept MoMo transactions in order to avoid paying the contentious electronic levy are going against the law which translates to the earlier statement we attributed to him.

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