Cellular Income (MoMo) Sellers in the Sunyani Municipality have appealed to the federal government to give ample schooling on the Digital Transaction Levy (E-levy) for the public to realize its operations.
The charm came via interviews done by the Ghana Information Agency (GNA) among some MoMo suppliers in the municipality and its environs.
The implementation of the E-levy commenced on Sunday, May perhaps 1, 2022 with blended reactions from the public, but the distributors believed far more schooling desired to be carried out for the persons to be improved informed that “the E-levy fees are fair.”
That, the vendors explained, would demystify the false impression and misinformation remaining propagated significantly by the opponents of the Authorities about it.
In his watch, Kwame Amoako of Therapeutic Jesus Enterprise informed the GNA, even though his day-to-day shoppers experienced dropped from 70 to 40, the expectation by prospects who arrived to transact company that exorbitant expenses would be charged experienced minimized, as opposed to prior to the implementation.
”The MoMo system has been component of us and undertaking absent with it is not quick, but the sensitization did not get down perfectly with the people today for the reason that most continue to harboured that perception of higher E-levy fees and this sort of notions will have to be cleared by the government”, he mentioned.
Kaizer Sekyiwaa of Theophilus Business also claimed she had not been affected substantially in conditions of customers’ patronage, but she found extra withdrawals were made on the Saturday, April 30 ahead of Could 01 implementation date.
Yet another seller, Francis Fosu Jnr. of K. Jabaa Ventures said due to the fact the implementation of the E-levy, the bulk of the transactions had been withdrawals, stating buyers were being not transferring monies and cited that among the hrs of 0730 and 1130, only two shoppers experienced appear to make funds transfer, which was strange.
Rakiya Sebah of Yelkoba Ventures stated the patronage experienced been minimal since her daily prospects had reduced to about 40 alternatively of not significantly less than 60 and attributed the scenario to some of the people’s lack correct knowledge about how the E-levy technique was staying operated.
Some of the vendors also quizzed if the concern was about inadequate education and learning of the populace.
‘What are the Nationwide Commission for Civic Training (NCCE) and the Details Providers Office (ISD) carrying out if their main mandates, amid many others, are to teach the masses about Government guidelines and programmes?” they questioned.