Ghanaians demonstrate against E-levy today

Ghanaians demonstrate against E-levy today

Members of the Coalition of Concerned Ghanaians are set to embark on their demonstration dubbed the “Yentua” demonstration today as a way of expressing their displeasure against the controversial Electronic Transaction levy government is seeking to impose on Ghanaians.

Participants at the demonstration will include representatives of the various political parties, Civil Society Organizations, and other identifiable groups. Persons leading the protest say arrangements for the demonstration with the Greater Accra Regional Police Command have been finalized.

The leader of the Coalition, George Opare Addo urged the public to join the demonstration, which will begin at 7:00 am today at the Kwame Nkrumah Interchange in Accra.

“We, therefore, entreat all and sundry feeling the pinch and bearing the brunt of the insensitive Akufo-Addo/Bawumia administration as well as those who will feel the severe impact of the E-Levy if passed to join other well-meaning Ghanaians at the Obra spot at 7:00 am on Thursday, February 10, 2022, for the Yentua demonstration.”

The organizers at a meeting on Tuesday made some adjustments to their initial plan of petitioning the President and the Speaker of Parliament.

They have thus resorted to only petitioning the Speaker of Parliament.

The group is demonstrating to express their displeasure over attempts by the government to get Parliament to approve the controversial 1.75% E-levy.

Government is hoping to generate over GH¢6 billion from mobile money and other digital transactions in the country.

By: Stella Annan | Twitter @activetvgh

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