Ada West NCCE Encourages Residents To Honour Their Tax Obligation

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Residents of the Ada West have been advised to honour their tax obligation at all times to increase public compliance to boost revenue mobilization for the District.

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The payment of taxes is a responsibility of the citizenry to help in the development of the various communities in the District and the country as a whole while having the moral justification to demand accountability from duty bearers.

The Ada West District Director of the NCCE, Samuel Etsey, made the advice in an interview with a Sege based radio station, Okoli FM in the Ada West District of the Greater Accra region appealed to citizens and business entities to view tax payment as their social and civic responsibilities to the state.

“The tax we pay is an important tool for the government to generate revenue to undertake developmental projects such as roads, hospitals, schools, potable water among others to create an enabling environment for the citizenry”. He stated.

Mr. Etsey cited Chapter six Article 41(j) of the 1992 Constitution which enjoins to declare their income honestly to the appropriate and lawful agencies and to satisfy their tax obligations.

“Chapter six (6) of Article 41, paragraph (j) of the 1992 Constitution, for instance, enjoins citizens as a civic responsibility to declare their income honestly to the appropriate lawful agency like the Ghana Revenue Authority and to satisfy their tax obligation,” he added.

“The roads we travel on, the schools our children attend, the hospitals we go to when we are sick, the maintenance of law and order and general security and several other things are done with the taxes we pay,” Mr. Etsey pointed out to the people.

He, therefore, entreated all and sundry to honor their tax obligations since taxes build great nations.

By: Paul Mamattah/Emmanuel Akrofi Ocansey

 

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