Ghanaian media personality Afia Pokua aka Vim Lady has slammed the Minister of Communications and Digitalization, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful for her recent speech about the E-levy on transactions.
Minister of Communications and Digitalization made a speech emphasizing on the introduction of the E-levy mentioned by the Finance minister during the presentation of the 2021 budget
Minister Ofori-Atta disclosed on Wednesday, November 18th that 1.75% will be placed on electronic transactions.
“It is becoming clear there exists an enormous potential to increase tax revenues by bringing into the tax bracket, transactions that could be best defined as being undertaken in the informal economy.
“As such government is charging an applicable rate of 1.75% on all electronic transactions covering mobile money payments, bank transfers, merchant payments, and inward remittances, which shall be borne by the sender except inward remittances, which will be borne by the recipient
“To safeguard efforts being made to enhance financial inclusion and protect the vulnerable, all transactions that add up toGHg100 o less per day, which is approximately ¢3000 per month, will be exempt from this levy,” Ofori-Atta revealed
Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful who is the minister of communications also declares that, if you are able to send GH¢ 100 to someone via mobile money then you are not penurious
The Minister is heard saying: “Now if you have more than 100 cedis to send a day, then you are not poor, yes. So if you really are poor and you are in a position to send 100 cedis a day, then we need to reclassify our definition of who the real beneficiaries of this are.”
Afia Pokua popularly known as Vim Lady shared her idea about the minister’s definition of who is poor
Vim Lady’s caption read: “NPP GOVERNMENT DIER? “We have the men” “We have the men” But SOME OF THEM are completely cut off from the REALITIES of life. I’m so shocked.”
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