Ghana introduces 1.5% e-levy on money transfers

How would you feel if the government put its hand in your pocket – and for every hundred dollars you had – it took a dollar fifty? Sounds a bit unfair to your hard-won cash, doesn’t it? Well that’s how many Ghanaians see the new Electronic Transaction Levy. That’s a 1.5 percent tax on all sums in Ghana Cedis, above the equivalent of about 14 dollars. For many, it’s an extra economic burden when cost of living is rising.

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