Protesters in Ghana hit the streets of Accra to express their unhappiness with the government’s proposed new electronic transaction tax. They’re also protesting against high fuel prices, high cost of living, corruption, among other things.
Members of the Coalition of Concerned Ghanaians (CCG), which leads the ‘Yentua’ demonstration, have stated that they will not pay the government’s proposed e-levy tax.
Since the government announced intentions to implement the controversial 1.75 percent Electronic Transfer Levy on mobile money transfers last year, it has faced fierce criticism.
Representatives from the opposition party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), as well as other political parties, civil society organizations, and other recognized groups, have come together to spearhead this demonstration.
The demo begins at Obra Spot and travel to Kwame Nkrumah Avenue and ends at the Parliament House. MTTD personnel have been deployed to assist in traffic management.