The Minister of Communications and Digitalisation, Hon. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has strongly defended government’s decision to impose the new 1.75% Electronic transactions levy on Ghanaians.

Her defense comes after many Ghanaians have taken to their various handles on social media to bitterly complain about how the new Electronic Transactions Levy will go along way to put a lot of burden on them.

Reacting to this developments on GHOne TV, Ursula Owusu, who is also the Member of Parliament for Ablekuma West constituency in the Greater Accra Region noted that those who can afford to send more than 100 cedis a day must not be classified poor.

“If you have more than 100 cedis to send in a day, then you’re not poor,” she stated.

“The state is saying that if you are sending up to a GH100 a day, cumulatively you can send up to GH3000 a month, that is all going to be tax-free. Now if you have more than a GH100 to send a day, then you’re not poor,” she further explained.

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