Sam George blasts Gov’t over E-levy deductions on amounts below 100ghc

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Some Ghanaians have taken to social media to protest E-levy deductions on transactions under GHc100.

To this end, Ningo Prampram MP Sam Nartey George has called on the government and the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) (GRA).

He believes the controversial electronic levy was introduced too quickly, and that the situation will only worsen.

As of today, May 1, 2022, an E-levy of 1.5 percent is imposed to any transactions over GHc100 between mobile money or banks.

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Sam George accused the government of hastily implementing the E-levy to damage the injunction case in court. 

Read Sam George’s full post below:

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Dear Ghana Revenue Authority – Official, have you noticed the many complaints and mess in your implementation of the obnoxious e-Levy? Is this the best May Day gift you can give to the hardworking Ghanaian people on behalf of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo?

My colleague, the Honourable John Ampontuah Kumah, Deputy Minister for Finance who loudly called me a liar for saying that the configuration of the system was flawed and that the GRA and Ministry were not ready should bow his head in shame.

I told the Nation that even GH50 transactions would be charged the 1.5% e-Levy because of the nature of implementation. I also said the reversal APIs had not been configured and deployed and so even when people are wrongly charged, there’s no remedy.

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Here we are!

An abysmal illegality of an implementation is what we are witnessing in an attempt to frustrate the injunction case in court. This mess is with on-net transactions oh, wait for the real chaos when they attempt the off-net and interoperability platform. The worst is yet to come. Pray for Ghana.

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