Reverend Tony Asamoah Boateng (Apae Live) has questioned government’s decision to tax mobile money services.
According to the founder and leader of Great Light Worship Center, the ruling New Patriotic Party after winning power on the back of a promise to be pro-poor in terms of policies have done a U-turn in deciding to impose a 1.75% tax on all electronic transactions including Mobile Money.
“Most of the people who depend on the Mobile Money service are mostly the poor, some are those who don’t have jobs and others are those who don’t have a proper job so they can’t go to the bank with their little money,” ghanaweb reported.
“Even though we are hungry, we shouldn’t be forcing to eat with both of our hands. We already pay a lot of taxes and that is not enough for you the politicians who spend the chunk, and now you have to tax the small the poor have; you are the very people who claim to have come for the poor. So if you now want to tax the little money poor people have on their mobile money, I tend to disagree on that,” he told Oman Channel.