The Greater Accra Regional Command has made adequate arrangement for the #FxtheCountry demonstration scheduled for today Friday 26th November 2021.
This was clear in a press statement issued by the police last night.
The demonstration is to register the displeasure of the ordinary Ghanaian on some of the announcements made by the Minister of Finance in the reading of the 2022 budget.
The Finance Minister in reading the budget announced the introduction of a 1.75% tax on all electronic transactions.
“Electronic transactions covering, mobile money payments, bank transfers, merchant payments, and inward remittances will be charged at an applicable rate of 1.75 percent, which shall be borne by the sender, except inward remittances which will be borne by the recipient,” Ken Ofori-Atta announced.
Benjamin Darko one of the lead conveners of the group indicated that they will petition parliament since parliament has the power to reject these taxes.
In an interview with Citi Fm, Benjamin stated that “We are going to present a petition to the leadership of parliament, we believe that the Executive has the power to propose but Parliament is the only institution that has the power to impose”