Telecommunication giants MTN has initiated 25% downward cut in their mobile money transactions in order to accommodate the controversial E-Levy.
“We have had extensive deliberation with government on the need to lessen the impact on our consumers. We acknowledge the need to expand the tax base. However, to reduce the overall impact of the new levy on consumers, MTN has agreed to downward revision of their P2P (person to person transfer) fees by up to 25% depending on respective operator. Vodafone currently has no charges,” the Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications (GTC) said in a statement.
The news was made formal via text message to various subscribers on the new initiative.
Check screenshot of the broadcast message below:
These news have thrown tweeps into a state of relief as the E-levy charges plus the P2P charges was a headache in the past days.
Some tweets from various tweeps expressing their joy at the gesture.