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Ghanaians want to see greater transparency in tax mgt – Otchere-Darko

Founder of the Danquah Institute, Gabby Otchere-Darko has said Ghanaians want to see greater transparency in how their taxes are used.

“What Ghanaians want to see is greater transparency in how their taxes are spent. Greater evidence in seeing that, indeed, Government is cutting down spending and reducing waste,” the Danquah Institute founder tweeted on Friday, 10 February 2022.

What Ghanaians want to see is greater transparency in how their taxes are spent. Greater evidence in seeing that, indeed, Government is cutting down spending and reducing waste. More transparency that our revenues are being managed better. We want to see our taxes working for us.

— Gabby Otchere-Darko (@GabbyDarko) February 11, 2022

According to Mr Otchere-Darko, Ghanaians also want to benefit from the taxes they pay to government.

“More transparency that our revenues are being managed better. We want to see our taxes working for us.”

The Danquah Institute Founder’s comment comes at a time when majority of Ghanaians have kicked against government’s proposed levy on electronic transactions.

Meanwhile, Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta has said Ghana’s future is not dependent on the E-levy.

“It is not that we are hanging our whole future on E-Levy but we know that E-Levy is even growing more,” the Finance Minister said while speaking at government’s town hall meeting on Thursday, 10 February 2022 in the Northen Regional capital, Tamale.

According to the Minister, although the future of the country is not dependent on the levy, it will make Ghana independent.

The Minister also questioned those opposed to the levy.

Mr Ofori-Atta said: “Should we just let it go? Do you just not want to participate in the reconstruction of our country? Is that what it is about? Or is it because you’re another party, you don’t want this to happen?”

He indicated that, although Tamale is not one of the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) stronghold, it does not mean government will not invest its development.

“…I don’t know the last time we won seats in Tamale. I think Mustapha Ali won it twice or something, but it does not mean we are not going to put resources in Tamale or the Northern Region, that does not mean that”, Mr Ofori-Atta.

Source: classfmonline.com

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