MoMo agents call off intended strike over e-levy
The Mobile Money Agents Association of Ghana (MMAAG) has suspended its intended industrial action against the controversial and “regressive” e-levy.
The strike was to take effect from Thursday, December 23, 2021.
“We are by this communique, calling on on all members to hold on from going on strike/demonstration as intended to take place on 23rd of December 2021. We know that our members are very resolute and poised to get on the streets to fight in protection of their business but we cannot do away with the fact that we are Ghanaians and must be concerned about how we intend to make this strike/demonstration happen.”
According to the association, the suspension was informed by the fact that Parliament is on recess and unable to receive their petition. Also, the police could not guarantee them protection during the demonstration.
The group had also earlier met with representatives of the Ministry of Communications and the National Communications Authority on the E-Levy Bill.
Read the full statement below: