The Ghana Mobile Money Agents Association (MMAAG) expressed its willingness to assist the government in implementing the Electronic Transactions Levy tax on Tuesday (E-Levy).
The group stated that paying taxes is an important tool for any country’s development and advancement, and that it would collaborate with the government to increase E-levy participation.
That commitment was made when the association’s leadership met with President Akufo-Addo at the Jubilee House in Accra.
The MMAAG’s General Secretary, Evans Otumfuor, told the President that despite the association’s initial opposition to the E-Levy, it had come to realize that the levy was critical to the country’s recovery from the recent economic disaster.
“We also recognize that the government will be forced to take harsh measures in difficult times.” “Because the e-levy is now law and all citizens must comply, we’re here as allies,” he said.
Mr. Otumfuor commended the administration for reducing the fee from 1.75 percent to 1.5 percent and for providing exemptions.
President Akufo-Addo praised the association for its entrepreneurial spirit, which has resulted in the expansion of the mobile money market and the government’s digitalization agenda.
“I greatly appreciate this offer of collaboration, the idea of forming an alliance to investigate how we can effectively implement and develop this new tax,” he added.
“I appreciate your offer of collaboration to ensure the smooth administration of this contentious tax.” Direct stakeholders, such as yourself, have the right to express your concerns in this way, in my opinion.