The Deputy Minister of Finance Hon. John Kumah has warned business owners against the rejection of MOMO as a payment option because of the implementation of the E-Levy in Ghana.
According to the minister, rejecting any form of online payment system is a criminal offense.
This follows a complaint by the public that some businesses are refusing momo payment over fears of getting taxed when withdrawing the money.
Radio show host, Adakabre Frimpong Manso who had a similar experience complained when the fuel station he purchased fuel from refused to accept MOMO as payment.
This according to the radio show host happened in Ejisu where the Minister happens to be the MP for the area.
Reacting to the complaint in an interview with the radio show host, the Deputy Finance Minister warned these businesses that the earlier they accept to live by the E-levy, the better because it’s criminal to refuse to sell a product or service to someone just because the person wants to pay via mobile money.