A crack team of government officials led by the Minister of Finance, Kenneth Nana Yaw Ofori-Atta, will be in Sekondi-Takoradi later today, February 2, for the second regional townhall meeting on the Electronic Transfer Levy, popularly known as the e-levy.
This episode comes barely a week after a similar meeting was held in Koforidua, precisely on Thursday, January 27.
Wednesday’s event is scheduled to take place at the Sekondi Youth Center.
Both parliamentary representatives of the metropolis, Takoradi’s Kwabenya Otchere Darko-Mensah, who is also the regional minister, and Sekondi’s Andrew Egyapa Mercer, have been billed as speakers at the programme.
Also speaking will be Minister of Information Kojo Oppong Nkrumah and Central Region Minister Justina Marigold Assan.
The introduction of the policy, which will see taxation of most electronic transactions, has stirred controversy in public discourse and even led to fights in Ghana’s Parliament.
It is still yet to be considered by plenary after being passed under a certificate of urgency by the Kwaku Kwarteng-led Finance Committee.