Ghana tax regime seen as weak
from RUSSELL ADADEVOH in Accra, Ghana
ACCRA – THE Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) said citizens were not paying their taxes as they were unaware of the payment system.
Speaking at an evaluation workshop in the capital – Accra while deliberating on Customs Modernization Training Programme, Product Manager, Alfred Zinbankaara Sorizu, said the country’s tax regime was weak.
Sorizu urged the Ghana’s citizens, including the business to honour their tax obligations.
“We sometimes treat tax defaulters as criminals which is wrong. They are not complying because they don’t understand the system,” Sorizu said.
Speaking at the same function, Desmond Bugbilla, GRA Operations Customs Division, challenged the country to emulate South Korea’s custom system, which he argued was unique towards assisting the nation collect enough revenue for government developmental programmes.
He said if the tax regime was properly managed, the central government would always effect projects that would make people’s lives easier and enjoyable, especially the contruction of new airports, tarred roads, hospitals, bridges, dams, electricity power stations among others.
– CAJ News
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