The government will later today, Monday, February 21, 2022, hold another town hall meeting on the controversial E-levy in the Upper West Regional capital, Wa.
This will be the fourth of such events held in various parts of the country.
Previous engagements have been held in Koforidua, Takoradi, and Tamale.
Today’s meeting will have the Minister for Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta; Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah; Upper West Regional Minister, Dr. Hafiz Ben Sallim, Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery; and the Deputy Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, Issahaku Hamidu Chiniah.
The government has said that the town hall meetings are aimed at explaining the importance of the E-levy to Ghanaians as well as taking feedback and inputs from relevant stakeholders on the levy.
The government also says the feedback will inform it on the implementation of the levy.
The E-levy is a new tax measure introduced by the government in the 2022 Budget on basic transactions related to digital payments and electronic platform transactions.
A charge of 1.75% will apply to electronic transactions that are more than GH¢100 on a daily basis.
The Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, has said that the government is convinced about the need for the e-levy and how it encapsulates the idea of burden-sharing for Ghana’s development.