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Mobile Money Agents To Strike On Thursday Over E-levy

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Mobile Money Agents To Embark On Strike Thursday Over E-levy

Leadership of the Mobile Money Agents Association of Ghana (MMAAG) has announced its intention to embark on an industrial action on Thursday, December 23.

“All agents will go on strike hence all outlets will remain closed.”

This was contained in a statement on Sunday, December 19 and it is in relation to the yet-to-be introduced Electronic Transfer Levy, also known as e-levy, announced in the 2022 budget statement by the Minister of Finance.

Since Ken Ofori-Atta’s announcement on Wednesday, November 17, there has been mixed reaction to the policy.

The Minority in Parliament, for instance, has mounted a strong resistance to the policy, claiming it is “draconian” and going to worsen the plight of the ordinary Ghanaian.

Telecommunication giants MTN and AirtelTigo last Friday announced that they will revise their charges downwards to cushion customers if the Levy comes into force.

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But MMAAG insists its members’ action on Thursday is to register “our total displeasure with the Government’s proposed e-levy of 1.75%”.

The Association said it deems it “necessary to embark on an industrial action” as members see the levy as “very regressive” and “critical to the survival of our businesses”.

They warned that an indefinite strike will be triggered if their demands are not met.

The Levy is before Parliament and expected to be debated on on Monday, December 20.

It is proposing a 1.75 percent tax on all electronic transactions of more than GH¢100.

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Military Man And 5 Others Arrested For Snatching Cars In Tamale (+Video)

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Military Man And 5 Others Arrested For Snatching Cars In Tamale (+Video)

A self-acclaimed military man and five other suspects have reportedly been arrested by the Tamale police for allegedly snatching cars from civilians in the community.

In a video currently making rounds on social media, the man who was in a military uniform believed to be a soldier aiding the other five suspects to snatch cars from civilians on the Buipe Highway in Tamale.

One of the five suspects was being interrogated by some of the people who apprehended them as he claims the scheme was nurtured by the military man making him the leader of the gang.

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The suspects were caught along with two cars they allegedly snatched from some people along with some deadly weapons they reportedly used to threaten their victims before snatching their cars.

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Bawku Unrest: Use Of Motorbikes Banned

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Bawku Unrest: Use Of Motorbikes Banned

The Upper East Regional Coordinating Council has banned the use of motorbikes in Bawku.

The move is part of sweeping actions being taken by the security council to instil peace in the area following renewed clashes.

The actions affect both male and female riders. It however excludes tricycles.

On January 10, 2021, the regional security council banned pillion from the area.

Pillion is a seat for a passenger behind a motorcyclist. The ban, however, does not include women riders picking fellow women on their bikes.

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On Sunday evening four people were reported to have been shot dead in the renewed shootings.

According to a source, the shooting which allegedly started on the morning of Saturday, January 22, was first heard around the central business area of the town which has been embroiled in sporadic shootings since November 2021.

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JUST IN: Another Tanker Explosion At Kaase In Kumasi; Video Drops

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JUST IN: Another Tanker Explosion At Kaase In Kumasi; Video Drops

News reaching GhArticles.com has that a tanker explosion caused a fire to break out at Kaase in the Ashanti Region.

Even though it was a tragic scenario, most Ghanaians couldn’t believe that some Kaase residents chose to record it.

The tragic and devasting events at Apiatse in Bogoso, which has claimed lives and properties, have left Ghanaians torn.

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