Budget 2022: NDC Minority in Parliament rejects taxes on mobile money

Budget 2022: NDC Minority in Parliament rejects taxes on mobile money

  • Parliament's minority group announces rejection of Momo tax
  • Minority group leader Haruna Idrisu fears the tax will hit small businesses
  • Minorities want e-levy to be abolished from 2022 budget

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Minority leader Haruna Idrisu has said that his side in parliament will not support the controversial e-levy policy proposal in the 2022 budget statement.

According to him, the levy serves as a deterrent to the growth of the digital economy.

Speaking at a post-budget workshop in ** on Saturday 20 November, he said, "Mr Speaker, we see that the Finance Minister now wants to introduce some measures including the popularly announced e-levy or digital levy because Some have enough to name it.

“Mr. Speaker, our concern is whether the e-levy itself is and will not be a deterrent to the growth of the digital economy in our country. We are confident that the e-levy is an incentive for investment and private sector development in our country.

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There may also be a disincentive for this. We in the minority cannot and will not support the government with the introduction of that particular e-levy. We are unable to build a national consensus on that particular matter," he stated.

Meanwhile, the organizers of the #FixTheCountry Movement conference said they would protest on November 26, to register their dissatisfaction with the 2022 Budget.

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In a statement on Friday, the organizers said they had informed the Ghanaian police force of their intentions and were ready to take to the streets to express their disgust.

Source: YEN.com.gh

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