MoMo agents call off intended strike action over E-Levy

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The Mobile Money Agents Association of Ghana (MMAAG) has suspended its intended strike action which was to register their displeasure over the decision of government to introduce a 1.75% electronic transaction levy (E-Levy)

According to various stakeholders and industry players, the levy is regressive hence the need for government to halt its implementation.

In view of this, the Mobile Money Agents Association had earlier announced a strike action which was to take effect from today,Thursday, December 23, 2021.

However, in a new release by the association, the agents have announced a suspension of their industrial action.

According to the association, the suspension was informed by the fact that Parliament is on recess and unable to receive their petition. Also, the police could not guarantee them protection during the demonstration.

“We are by this communique, calling on  on all members to hold on from going on strike/demonstration as intended to take place on 23rd of December 2021. We know that our members are very resolute and poised to get on the streets to fight in protection of their business but we cannot do away with the fact that we are Ghanaians and must be concerned about how we intend to make this strike/demonstration happen,” portions of the statement cited by ABC News read.

The group had also earlier met with representatives of the Ministry of Communications and the National Communications Authority on the E-Levy Bill.

Read the full statement below:

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