Ghanaians want greater transparency in how their taxes are spent – Gabby tells gov’t


A leading member of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Gabby Otchere-Darko, has told the government of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo that Ghanaians are expecting to see greater transparency in how their taxes are spent.

He also said they want to know how government is cutting down on spending and reducing waste.

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,” the former Executive Director of the Danquah Institute tweeted on Friday February 11.

His comments come the wake of the rejection of the proposed E-levy in the 2022 budget statement.

Meanwhile, the Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta has expressed shock that some Ghanaians are rejecting the E-levy despite all the initiatives that have been introduced by the government which need funding.

Speaking at the Government’s 3rd Townhall meeting to sensitize the public on the need for the E-levy to be passed by Parliament in Tamale on Thursday February 10, he said “If  I look at  E-levy for instance, and I say that  this year we intend to collect 7billion cedis  and I look at  mobile money  subscribers and there are over 21million  of us.

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