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Vol 63 No 5

Published 3rd March 2022


Activists rally against E-Levy as government launches consultations

Ruling party prepares for fight with civil society and opposition over new electronic transaction tax

When police in Tema charged Oliver Barker-Vormawor, a convener of the #FixTheCountry movement, with treason felony on 11 February, they fuelled a wider civil society campaign against the government's plan for an electronic transaction tax (E-Levy). The Barker-Vormawor case has become a cause célèbre, focusing more attention on opponents of the tax and critics of the government's human rights record. Sulemana Braimah, Executive Director of the West Africa Media Foundation, has written to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo raising concerns about a growing sense of official intolerance.

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