Akufo-Addo Claims E-Levy Is A Credible Recovery Programme
President Akufo-Addo has justified the controversial Electronic Transaction Levy (E-levy) by claiming that it will help the economy recover.
The President stated in an interview with BBC’s Peter Okwoche that his government is doing all possible to recover the economy and restore it to the state that Ghanaians desire.
“In Ghana, the recovery programme we have is very credible and that is what is going to give us the opportunity to come out of this period a stronger economy, and it is that future we are looking at. The digital economy is emerging as the biggest economy in the country and for a long period, it has not had any tax at all, so it is important that it also comes into the net. The world is going through very difficult times. Ghana is no exception, Nigeria is no exception. There is no country in the world that has escaped the ravages of COVID-19. What you need to look at is the elements being put on the ground that looks beyond the Russia Ukraine war,” he said.