Social media users are displeased with Tema West MP, Carlos Kingsley Ahenkorah, over his recent comment on the electronic transaction tax (E-levy), which is yet to see the light of day.

In an interview with JoyNews, the MP stated that the proposed 1.75% E-levy by government is not a compulsory tax, thus Ghanaians who are opposed to it should not engage in electronic transactions.

“It is not a compulsory tax, if you don’t do MoMo, you don’t pay. So if you don’t want to pay, don’t do MoMo. It’s simple”, Carlos Ahenkorah stated.

Many are of the view that the comment does not commiserate with Ghanaians who are facing economic hardships due to the adverse effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to users, Mr Ahenkorah has failed to represent the will of his constituents over the levy being opposed by the Minority in Parliament.

Since Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta made known government’s decision to implement the E-levy to widen its net revenue, some Ghanaians have contested the decision, insisting that it not be implemented. However, others are of the view that it should be implemented, but at a lower rate.

Here are some comments on Twitter:



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