Government To Hold Fifth Townhall Meeting On E-levy In Ho
The Government has set Thursday, March 4, 2022, to host its fifth town hall meeting on the Electronic levy. The meeting will also take place in the Volta Regional capital, Ho. Like previous town hall meetings held in the Koforidua, Takoradi, Tamale, and Wa, the Ho edition will be headlined by the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta.
Other speakers also include Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah; Volta Regional Minister, Dr. Archibald Yao Letsa; Minister for Railways Development, John-Peter Amewu; CEO of the Bui Power Authority, Samuel Kofi Dzamesi; and CEO of the National Youth Authority, Pius Hadzide. The government has said that the town
hall meetings are aimed at explaining the importance of the E-levy to Ghanaians as well as taking feedback and inputs from the relevant stakeholders on the levy. The government also says the feedback will inform it on the implementation of the levy. Electronic levy is a new tax measure introduced by government in the 2022 budget
on basic transactions related to digital payments and electronic platform transactions. A charge of 1.75% will apply to electronic transactions that are more than GH¢100 on a daily basis. The Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, has said that the government is convinced about the need for the e-levy and how it encapsulates the idea of burden-sharing for Ghana’s development.