Mobile Money (MoMo) vendors in the Sunyani Municipality have appealed to the government to give adequate education on the Electronic Transaction Levy (E-levy) for the public to better understand its operations.
The appeal was made when the Ghana News Agency (GNA) conducted interviews with some MoMo vendors within the municipality and its environs.
The implementation of the E-levy began on Sunday, May 1, 2022, with mixed reactions from the public, but the vendors believed more education should be done for the people to better understand and be informed that “the E-levy charges are reasonable.”
That, the vendors said, would demystify the misconception and misinformation being propagated particularly by the opponents of the Government about it.
In his view, Kwame Amoako of Healing Jesus Enterprise told the GNA, that though his daily customers had dropped from 70 to 40, the expectation by customers who came to transact business was that exorbitant fees would be charged had minimized, unlike before the implementation.
”The MoMo system has been part of us and doing away with it is not easy, but the sensitization did not get down well with the people because most still harboured that perception of high E-levy charges and such notions must be cleared by the government,” he said.
Kaizer Sekyiwaa of Theophilus Enterprise also said she had not been affected much in terms of customers’ patronage, but she noticed more withdrawals were made on Saturday, April 30 before May 01 implementation date.
Rakiya Sebah of Yelkoba Ventures stated the patronage had been low because her daily customers had reduced from more than 60 to about 40 and attributed the situation to a lack of proper understanding of the operation of the E-levy system.