#MoMoTax: Clueless gov’t did not engage service providers before introduction – Sam George exposes NPP

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MP for Ningo Prampram, Samuel George has said the government did not engage the telecom companies before announcing the introduction of the tax on mobile money services in the 2022 budget statement.

Sam George who is also a member of the communications committee of Parliament described the government as ‘clueless bunch’.

“Let me state for the records that the govt HAS NOT engaged any of the service providers in the telecoms space on how the draconian ‘digital tax’ would be implemented. How do you announce a tax when those to implement it & be affected by it are left in the dark? Clueless bunch,” he said in a tweet.

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He added “The NCA and the Ministry of Communications are now inviting Telcos and Service providers in the space to a meeting on Friday to discuss the implementation of a policy announced in the budget? Such a clueless bunch of managers. Post facto thinking.”

Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta announced a new levy of 1.17percent to be charged by the government in 2022 on all electronic transactions to widen the tax net and rope in the informal sector.

Check out the tweets below:

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