As the Electronic Transaction Levy (E-Levy) Bill has been passed by Parliament, it is clear Ghanaians have no option but to accept and pay the 1.5% charges on all electronic transactions.
There are however mixed feelings about the E-levy as to some people, it is good news and to others, bad news.
Nonetheless, the government strongly believes the levy will immensely inure to the benefit of Ghanaians, stressing it will largely be used for infrastructure development.
Touching on the passage of the E-Levy, Dr. Benjamin Otchere-Ankrah, a Governance Lecturer at the Central University, has asked the Finance Minister to be true to his promise to Ghanaians.
Dr. Otchere-Ankrah implored the Minister to be accountable to the citizenry on what and how the levy is being used for to their benefit.
Speaking on Peace FM's morning programme 'Kokrokoo', the Governance Lecturer said; ''The Finance Minister has promised Ghanaians that when the E-Levy is collected, he and his government will be accountable to the people. We will hold him responsible to that statement."
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