We Will Embark On Industrial Action – MoMo Agents To The Public
The Mobile Money Agents Association of Ghana (MMAAG) serves the general public a vital information on a strike action. The association informs the general public through a letter signed by its general secretary, Evans Otumfuo.
The association explains that the strike, which is scheduled to take effect from 23rd December, 2021, is as a result of the 1.75% tax imposed by government on transactions.
The letter further states that if in any case the strike action did not work out, the next other option is to call for indefinite action. This means that all mobile money agents will go on strike till further notice if the first strike action should prove futile.
You can recall that for months now, there have been agitations by the general public on a proposed tax by finance ministry of Ghana. The finance minister, Ken Ofori-Atta when presenting to Parliament the nation’s budget for 2022, made mention of MoMo charges. He read that from 2022, government will take 1.75% tax on electronic transactions (E-Levy).
The concerns of some citizens on this tax have been full of pity over government’s policy. However, other side of the citizenry also supports that they have to pay tax to foster the development of the country.
In regards to this brouhaha, business men and women complain the most. They agitate on the government’s inability to make the system flexible for the growth of small businesses in the country.
Mobile Money Agents in Ghana also upon this, express their displeasure on this method of generating revenues by government. That is why the group which formulates policies for MoMo business calls for a strike so government can withdraw its decision.
Below is the notice by Mobile Money Agents Association of Ghana: