E-Levy is slowing government’s digital agenda – Telecoms Chamber warns

The Chief Executive of the Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications, Ken Ashigbey, has disclosed that the Electronic Transaction Levy (E-Levy) is slowing government’s own digital agenda, per data available to the chamber.

According to him, if this trend continues, it could derail government’s revenue target from the telecom sector, for this year.

Speaking at the Bank of Ghana’s Regulatory Sandbox Engagement Forum, Mr. Ashigbey urged players in the financial sector to help the government with innovative solutions geared towards generating revenue to the State.

“Truth be told, if you look at the data E-Levy currently the way it is situated is slowing down own digital agenda and possibly also have a negative impact on government’s own revenues. But we need to do the thinking for government”.

He called for support for government to be able to generate more revenue.

“Support government to be able to generate a lot more revenue from the digital environment. If we don’t do that, they will the thinking for us. You will have things like the E-Levy, the way it’s been formatted coming up”.

“So, I urge all of us that let’s take advantage of this opportunity that has been given to us to find ways in which we can support government with the challenges that abound. And also, to help our people within this economy we find ourselves”, he admonished.

Source: Pious Kojo Backah(MyJoyOnline)