Kwame A-Plus, a Ghanaian influencer and social media commentator has replied to the Asantehene on his call on all Ghanaians to embrace the newly introduced e-levy and to perform their obligations and pay their taxes
The overlord of the Ashanti kingdom made this call on Ghanaians after there was a kick back from the public against the Government’s intentions of introducing a new tax policy which aims at taxing all electronic financial transactions in the country. The king spoke about the importance of tax to nation building and why it is very important for Ghanaians to embrace the new tax policy no matter how painful it may be.
Now Kwame A-Plus has come out with a response to the respected King. According to the social media commentator, he and for that matter Ghanaians are not against the paying of tax, but it becomes very difficult to continue fulfilling one’s tax obligation in the face of a highly wasteful and corrupt Government.
He made these comments in a facebook post where he wrote; “It is good to pay taxes to build a country Nana but not to a wasteful and corrupt government!!” his letter read in part while positing that not even the US government will spend that much on meetings. Read his full letter below: Dear Otumfoɔ, I’m bringing this to your attention because you are calling on all Ghanaians to pay taxes. According to this government, they spent 32,159,933.63, (thirty-two million, one hundred and fifty-nine thousand Ghana cedi) that is over 320 billion old Ghana cedis on Covid-19 conferences and meetings.”
“Call the US embassy and ask them how much America, a country of over 300 million people spent on Covid-19 “meetings and conferences.” Please ask all the service providers they engaged to provide VAT invoices so that we can approach GRA to reconcile this claim. It is good to pay taxes to build a country Nana but not to a wasteful and corrupt government!! Thank you for your attention. Long live Otumfour. Nana wo nkwa so”