In Ghana, protesters again took to the streets of Accra on Thursday to express in different ways, their dissatisfaction with the new tax on electronic transactions that the Nana Akufo-Addo government wants to introduce.
These demonstrators are also protesting against rising fuel prices, high cost of living, corruption and others.
During the rally at Kwame Nkrumah Circle Interchange, Accra, different types of images of protesters are popped up on social media. Among others, old Twittes of President Akufo-Addo and his vice while they were in opposition, turned into signs.
“Ghana deserves better. Not high rate taxes and depreciation of our currency which are collapsing businesses”, said the Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia two days to the 2016 elections that brought him to power, meanwhile Ghana cedis was doing better than today.
Coalition members leading the “Yentua” (We won’t pay) protest say they won’t pay the new tax even if parliament eventually approves the 2022 budget.
The controversial 1.75% tax dubbed (E-Levy) on electronic transfers on mobile money transactions has faced strong opposition since last year, when the government announced plans to introduce it.