EFL, ASEPA, FixTheCountry Movement stage anti-momo tax demo Friday
Economic Fighters League (EFL) is kicking against the imposion of 1.75% on mobile money (momo) and other digital transactions also known as Electronic Transaction Levy in the 2022 Budget and Economic Policy Statement delivered by Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta.
The said levy expected to kick-off January 2022 upon Parliamentary approval, has received a backlash from many who believe the taxing the capital of people rather than income.
In view of this, the Economic Fighters League is joining forces with #FixTheCountry Movement Campaigners and ASEPA intend to hit the streets of Accra on Friday November 26, 2021 to pile up pressure on both parliament and government.
Speaking at a press conference today, Spokesperson of the EFL Nii Ayi Opare “questioned why government would want to further tax the ordinary Ghanaian whose plight has already been worsened by the impact of COVID 19”.
“EFL questions why government won’t tax the telcos that already charge per each individual transaction on mobile money platforms. The group thus wants government to withdraw the decision immediately to save the ordinary Ghanaian”.
The group also faulted both the both the NPP and NDC of being deliberately insensitive to the problems facing the ordinary voter who gave the government legitimacy to better their welfare.
Nii Ayi Opare noted that government has already increased Ghana’s public debt stock from GHC120 to over GHC 341 but have no projects to show for it.
The demontration according to the organisers will begin from Tema station in Accra, through to parliament.