At the latter part of 2021 the Finance Minister of Ghana, Ken Ofori Atta presented the 2022 budget before Parliament and indicated what the government intends to do in the year.
Reading the budget he mentioned that government is going to rule out toll collection and replace it with a 1.75% electronic levy.
Many Ghanaians including the minority in Parliament stood against the E-levy proposed by government indicating that the percentage is too high.
The Ashanti Regional Minister Simon Osei-Mensah reacting to the E-Levy brouhaha has said that no poor person would want to talk on phone for more than 5 minutes.
Speaking on Angel FM based in Accra he stated that anyone who can speak on phone for more than 5 minutes isn’t poor.