The Bank of Ghana (BoG) Summary of Economic and Financial Data for May 2022, which was released on Friday has disclosed that in the month preceding the implementation of the Electronic-Levy, the total value of Mobile Money transactions reduced by a 3 per cent margin from GH¢90.5 billion in March to GH¢87.7 billion in April.
Per the data released by the central bank, the drop was recorded despite an increase in the number of registered mobile money accounts.
The data shows that it moved from 49.9 million in March to 50.2 million in April with about 18.6 million active accounts.
The data said that the total number of Mobile Money transactions had also decreased by 2.4 per cent from 413 million in March to 403 million in April.
At the end of April 2022, the report indicated 611,000 registered agents with about 454,000 active agents in the country.
Data on Mobile Money interoperability, which is the platform that allows the transfer of funds from one mobile money wallet to another across the different networks also showed that transaction values had increased from GH¢2.8 billion in March to GH¢3.3 billion in April.
The data further revealed that the total number of transactions had increased from 12.8 million in March to 14.2 million in April.
On a year-on-year basis, the total number of mobile money transactions increased to about 20 per cent from 323 million in April 2021 to 403 million in April 2022.
Meanwhile, the total value of transactions relatively increased by 4.4 per cent from GH¢83.8 billion in 2021 to GH¢87.7 billion in April 2022.
According to the report, mobile money accounts increased by 7.5 per cent as there were 42.1 million accounts in April of 2021 compared to 50.2 million in April this year.
Active mobile money accounts increased by 7.5 per cent from 17.2 million in April 2021 to 18.6 million in April 2022, the report added.