The Hon. MP for Tema West, Carlos Kingsley Ahenkorah said you may opt not to use ‘MoMo’ if you don’t want to pay e-levy.
He stated that the proposed 1.75% e-levy by government is not a compulsory tax, thus Ghanaians who are opposed to it should not engage in electronic transactions.
Carlos Kingsley Ahenkorah was the former Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry.
Mr Ahenkorah snatched some of the ballot papers from officials of Parliament and the Electoral Commission and bolted on January 6, 2021, when parliamentarians voted to elect a new Speaker of the 8th Parliament of the Republic of Ghana. He was apprehended almost immediately by Marshalls of Parliament.
He made these this in reaction to a protest by public advocacy group, ‘Justice for Ghana’, who are agitating against the proposed 1.75% e-levy.
The group, led by Bernard Mornarh contends that the e-levy is unnecessary, as it will impose more hardship on already suffering Ghanaians.
Not all parliamentarians support the e-levy as at now.