The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has held a sensitisation 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, May 16, 2022, is aimed at empowering the ISD officers to embark on public education campaigns to sensitize Ghanaians on the importance of the E-levy.

GRA holds sensitisation workshop on E-levy for ISD district officers

Addressing the opening ceremony, Deputy Minister of Information, Fatimatu Abubakar charged state agencies to partner the ISD and give it more opportunities to serve especially on public awareness campaigns since the Department has the capacity to get message to the ground convincingly.

GRA holds sensitisation workshop on E-levy for ISD district officers

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 revenue mobilization for developments to benefit all,” she said.

GRA holds sensitisation workshop on E-levy for ISD district officers

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 developments.

GRA holds sensitisation workshop on E-levy for ISD district officers

“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.

GRA holds sensitisation workshop on E-levy for ISD district officers