Ghana’s decision to tax mobile money transactions sparks outrage

– – A decision by the government of Ghana to introduce a levy on electronic transactions has left many citizens infuriated. In the presentation of the country’s 2022 budget statement, the country’s Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta announced that the introduction of the e-levy has been necessitated by the astronomical rise in electronic transactions, hitting $80 billion (over 500 billion Cedis) in 2020. According to him, between February 2020 and February 2021 alone, Ghana saw an increase of over 120% in the value of digital transactions. The government is now imposing…

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