The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has held a sensitization workshop on the Electronic Transfer Levy (E-levy) for district officers of the Information Services Department (ISD).
The one-day program which took place in Kumasi on Monday 16th May 2022 is aimed at empowering the ISD officers to embark on public education campaigns to sensitize Ghanaians on the importance of the E-levy.
Addressing the opening ceremony, Deputy Minister of Information, Fatimatu Abubakar charged state agencies to partner with the ISD and give it more opportunities to serve especially on public awareness campaigns since the Department has the capacity to get messages to the ground convincingly.
Madam Fatimatu Abubakar said just as the department has done so well with other sensitization campaigns, government expects that it will devote much attention and resources to the E-levy campaign and help get the message down to citizens in rural communities.
“Our expectation is that after this exercise, many Ghanaians will understand the essence of contributing to the E-levy and as such boost revenue mobilization for developments to benefit all,” she said.
The workshop was organised in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance.
Deputy Minister of Finance and MP for Atiwa East, Abena Osei Asare stressed the importance of the E-levy, adding that government is hoping to use the levy to boost revenue generation for development.
“It will help us broaden the tax base to include a large portion of the population who are eligible to pay taxes,” she said.
The Acting Director of the ISD, David Owusu Amoah charged his officers to take this task as a test case to deliver and get the message to the people in the appropriate language.