The executive secretary of the Importers and Exporters Association of Ghana, Sampson Asaki Awingobit, has described the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) as a massive failure.
He said the government promised to move Ghana from taxation to production but has done the exact opposite of what they promised Ghanaians.
He noted that Ghanaians are experiencing severe hardship under this government because it has become insensitive and introduced more taxes since it took over in 2017.
In an interview with Rainbow Radio 87.5 FM’s Frontline, he stated that the government should not have taxed the citizens.
He was reacting to the 15% VAT on electricity consumption, claiming it was implemented at an inappropriate moment.
He said that the administration had increased taxes since taking office, but we have yet to see any tangible results.
He claims that we are even having an erratic power supply, which is making Ghanaians unhappy.
He pointed out that electricity has become so expensive that businesses are struggling to survive.
“I think strongly that this should not be the government that should tax us because they made it clear to us that they have the men to do all that it takes to make Ghana proud. The government of 2017 collected many taxes in this country, and not just any taxes but loans from external creditors wondering how they were using these resources.
I can state without fear or favour that this government is a bomb. Why will Ghanaians be taxed so much? Everybody is angry with the government. People are struggling in their homes, and you want to worsen their plight.
That is why everybody is against the VAT tax. It’s a bomb. The government is a bomb, and it failed us. They have done the opposite of what they promised Ghanaians.”
By: Rashid Obodai Provencal/Rainbowradioonline.com/Ghana