MP for Tema West, Carlos Kingsley Ahenkorah, stated that Ghanaians should stop using Momo if they can’t pay momo tax. The government’s proposed 1.75 percent e-levy, according to the MP, is not an obligatory tax. He advises Ghanaians who are against it to stop doing electronic transactions.
On Wednesday, Charles Ahenkorah made these remarks in an interview with JoyNews Parliamentary journalist Kwesi Parker Wilson.
According to the legislator, E-levy is an initiative aimed at generating more revenue for the government. This would help the government to improve various development projects in the country. Hence, the Member of Parliament for Tema West is baffled as to why Ghanaians would oppose to such a plan.
Carlos Ahenkorah made these claims following a protest by the public advocacy group ‘Justice for Ghana’. The public advocacy group opposed against the 1.75 percent e-levy tax.
Bernard Mornarh,the group leader, argued that the e-levy is unnecessary and has caused hardship for Ghanaians who are already suffering.
Carlos Ahenkorah thinks the agitation of the group on momo tax does not speak well for Ghana’s development. Rather than protesting the 1.75 percent e-levy tax, he believes the protest should assist the government with good ideas.
If the government decides to cancel the e-levy tax, we will have to borrow money from other countries. This would become a major burden for us in the long run.