Any Ghanaian Who Transfers Over GH¢3,000 In A Month Is Not Poor – Professor Stephen Adei Speaks On E-Levy
Professor Stephen Adei, the former Chairman of the Ghana Revenue Authority, has joined the call for an electronic transaction charge to generate revenue for the country.
Prof Adei claims that any Ghanaian who transfers more than GH¢3,000 using mobile money is not poor and must be taxed.
The contentious E-levy has generated concerns about the government’s intentions to alleviate Ghanaians’ suffering.Prof. Adei told Accra FM that someone with the ability to transfer in a month could not be classified as poor.
“For the p00r, even if you transfer GH¢100 thirty times, you will not pay e-levy… anybody who can transfer GH¢3,000 in a month is not p00r in Ghana because the average graduate pay is GH¢1,500.”
“So, the E-levy will not affect a lot of people,” he said.