The Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta on Wednesday presented the 2022 budget dubbed, ‘Agyenkwa budget’ to Parliament.
During the presentation, the Minister announced the introduction of an electronic transaction levy to increase tax revenue for the country.
Otherwise known as e-levy, it involves a charge of 1.75% on all electronic transactions covering mobile money payments, bank transfers, merchant payments, and inward remittances.
This has engendered a widespread public debate hence the topic for today’s discussion on Joy News’ Newsfile with Samson Lardy Anyenini.
Also to be projected on Newsfile is the authenticity of government’s ‘YouStart’ initiative of which an amount of 1 billion is expected to be pumped into the programme to create 1 million jobs.
The last on the list is the sustainability of the fast ballooning debt stock of 341.76 billion.