The government, through the Information Ministry, held its third Townhall meeting in Tamale, Northern Region, to inform the public about the Electronic Transaction Levy (E-levy).
The purpose of the gathering was to educate citizens on the contentious e-levy and to solicit comments from relevant parties on the levy. The public’s input on the e-levy is expected to aid the government’s implementation.
Two Townhall meetings were held in the Western and Eastern regional capitals before this one in Tamale. These meetings were organized by the government to educate the public on the importance of the e-levy policy.
A lot of people have criticized the controversial e-levy because taxes paid to the government are not creating any impact on our lives. The government, in its wisdom, thinks that educating the people will make them understand the impact this policy is going to have this time around.
The speakers to address the audience at the event were: Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta; Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah; Gushegu MP Hassan Tampuli; Mavis Hawa Koomson, Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture Development; and Northern Regional Minister Shani Alhassan Saibu.