NPP’s Ursula Owusu has lambasted Ghanaians who are crying and screaming about the contentious 1.75% E-levy tax that is yet to be introduced by the current NPP government helmed by Nana Addo.
Ursula Owusu has claimed that If you’re able to transfer 100 cedis you must be taxed as a Ghanaian.
According to Ursula Owusu, any Ghanaian who is able to transfer 100 cedis or more is not impoverished ergo shouldn’t protest if the government wants to tax him/her.
Speaking in an interview on GH One TV, the NPP firebrand also indicated that the government changed its mind regarding taxing mobile money transactions because the technology has increased in popularity and many people feel comfortable using it, hence it was only right that charges be levied.
Ursula Owusu further went ahead to forecast that about 600 million will be made every month to assist boost the economy and alter the country from the E-Levy.
She withdrew these submissions in order to support Dr. Bawumia, who had stated earlier in an interview with Kwame Sefa Kayi that MOMO should not be charged because the vast majority of its users are impoverished.
HISTORY BEHIND THIS STORY
On Wednesday, November 17, 2021 while delivering the 2022 Budget to Parliament, Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta revealed that the government has decided to levy all electronic transactions in order to expand the tax net and bring the informal sector into the fold.
Many Ghanaians have gone to social media to vent their outrage at the government’s attempt to tax MOMO users while Dr. Bawumia advocates for a cashless economy.
For example, Nana Aba Anamoah has urged Nana Addo to reconsider this decision, stating that it is a move in the wrong path.
It is to these claims made that Ursula Owusu has stated firmly to Ghanaians that If you’re able to transfer 100 cedis you must be taxed.
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