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E-Levy is a bit of a big blow, tax foreigners doing businesses in Ghana instead- Kojo Antwi

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Veteran Ghanaian singer, Kojo Antwi has bemoaned the introduction of an electronic transaction levy on Ghanians.

On 17th November 2021, the Minister for Finance announced during the presentation of the 2022 Budget Statement and Economic Policy of Government to the Parliament of Ghana, the introduction of an “Electronic Transaction Levy” or “E-Levy” of 1.75 percent on electronic transactions above GHs 100 (US$16) per day to take effect from 1st February 2022. The levy will be applied to mobile money payments, bank transfers, merchant payments, and inward remittances.

Since the announcement was made, several Ghanaians have fought against its introduction as members of parliament continue to battle its implementation out in the house.

In a recent interview on Asaase Radio with Kent Mensah, the “Music Man” shared his thoughts on the proposition of the e-levy, stating that government should find other means of generating taxes.

According to him, there are so many other avenues for government to generate tax, and an introduction of electronic tax isn’t one of them.

“We pay a lot of taxes. I think the government must find ways of taxing a whole lot of different things. Do you know how many Togolese are here working on buildings? … you know we love building houses…we now have Nigerians here doing designs on buildings [but] we don’t tax them…” he said.

“ECOWAS protocols allow them to be here and work there’s nothing wrong with it but how do we tax them? Find a way to tax them because they charge huge amounts,” he suggested.

Kojo Antwi also stated that the timing for the introduction of the e-levy was not right, as Ghanaians are still struggling to recover from the hardships brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic.

“E-Levy is a bit of a big blow to some of us. I say so because I have been following the debate that is going on and I think at this time with what we’ve gone through as a people with COVID … and right after that E-Levy? I think the time is not right,” he added.

 

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The family of the late Psalm Adjetefio, popularly known as TT have announced that he will be laid to rest on June 4, 2022.

The finale rites are expected to be held at the forecourt of the defunct Ghana International Trade Fair Centre, La – Accra.

The news of TT’s burial was confirmed by TV Presenter, Barima Kaakyire Agyemang via his Facebook page.

TT went to be with the Lord on April, 8 after battling a short illness. 

His son, Nii Adjei Adjetefio had revealed that they found him unconscious at his residence, rushed him to a hospital at Dodowa in the Shai Osudoku District but the actor was pronounced dead on arrival.

Before his demise, TT went public with his failing health condition in 2018. He revealed that he was suffering from gouty arthritis.

“I have been very sick, I have been hit by a number of diseases. The one quite devastating was the one that I didn’t have the use of my two legs for about three months I was indoors and whenever it became necessary to go to hospital, I had to be carried into a taxi by four men, I have not had it easy at all and they call the disease gouty arthritis,” he shared in an interview.

He was also diagnosed with enlargement of heart, heart failure and Diabetes.

TT’s illness made him vulnerable, a situation which made him run to the public to appeal for financial help to help him manage his illness.

Psalm Adjetefio is famously known for his role as “TT” in the hit TV series  “Taxi Driver.” He also starred in “Jamestown Fisherman,”  “A Stab in the dark” and “Ultimate Paradise.”

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