News reaching our editorial desk indicate that the infamous e-levy introduced by the Ghanaian government will only affect internal transactions and not international transactions.
Speaking with Ghnewsnow in an exclusive interview, a representative of the popular money transfer platform Sendwave, confirmed that the levy is only applicable to transactions made internally between two parties within Ghana. She affirmed that international transfers are not subject to the deduction of the levy either from the sender or the receiver.
This means remitters to Ghana using such platforms as Sendwave will not have to pay the levy, neither will the receiver.The levy only applies when both sender and receiver are within Ghana. Or when the sender is in Ghana and the receiver in another country.
This means remitters to Ghana using such platforms as Sendwave will not have to pay the levy, neither will the receiver. The levy only applies when both sender and receiver are within Ghana. Or when the sender is in Ghana and the receiver in another country.
Earlier in the week, following the passing of the controversial levy, and the attendant uproar from citizens both home and abroad, Sendwave deemed it necessary to clarify the issue by sending out text messages to its customers. The message explicitly sought to declutter the confusion around the levy and answer what seemed to be FAQs they had received.
The news has been received with muted bated breath as some New York based Ghanaians revealing that they feel a little relief from what they consider an obnoxious and annoying levy.
“It makes sense… after all, Nana Addo cannot force his inglorious E-Levy and its confused mechanism on international banking institutions the way he does to MTN and other institutions in Ghana”… a Bronx-based Ghanaian businessman responded.