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MOBILE MONEY AGENTS TO GO ON STRIKE ON THURSDAY OVER E-LEVY

Leadership of the Mobile Money Agents Association of Ghana (MMAAG) has announced its plans to embark on an industrial action on Thursday, December 23 following the introduction of the E-LEVY.

“All agents will go on strike hence all outlets will remain closed.”

This was contained in a statement on Sunday, December 19 and it is in relation to the yet-to-be introduced Electronic Transfer Levy, also known as e-levy, announced in the 2022 budget statement by the Minister of Finance.

Since Ken Ofori-Atta’s announcement on Wednesday, November 17, there has been mixed reaction to the policy.

The Minority in Parliament, for instance, has mounted a strong resistance to the policy, claiming it is “draconian” and going to worsen the plight of the ordinary Ghanaian.

Telecommunication giants MTN and AirtelTigo last Friday announced that they will revise their charges downwards to cushion customers if the Levy comes into force.

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