Ghanaians outraged by MoMo tax suggestions by Ursula Owusu

Ghanaians outraged by MoMo tax suggestions by Ursula Owusu

Under fire Communications Minister, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, has hinted government is looking at taxing Mobile Money (MoMo) transactions.

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The Ablekuma West Member of Parliament said her ministry is considering and looking at introducing taxes on MoMo transactions.

Mobile Money taxation is on our radar and we are monitoring and very soon you’ll hear of us in no time but as it stands it’s not been taxed,” she told Asempa FM in an interview.

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Her comment has generated public uproar and discourse, with some Ghanaians sharing their thoughts on the issue on social media.

Ghanaians have been inundated with taxes by the government - present and past. For example, Ghanaians, effective October 1, 2019, had to pay more for water and electricity tariffs.

Government also increased taxes on Communications Service Tax (CST) by 3% in October.

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Meanwhile, MTN Ghana has stated that introducing new taxes on its mobile money service will have adverse effects on financial inclusion in the country.

According to MTN, there were already taxes and related fees on MoMo transaction.

Below are some of the reactions from Ghanaians when put up a post about government plans to tax Mobile Money transactions.

Unhappy Samuel wants God to also tax the air political leaders breath too.

Tengdan says all the Ghana government does best is to tax.

Ebenezer believes too much tax is making Ghana "hot".

Ohene obviously is tired with the taxes in Ghana.

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