The wife of the Finance Minister, Angela Ofori-Atta, has entreated Ghanaians to bear with government introducing the electronic transaction levy.
Speaking to Joynews she said the citizenry can only experience the development they crave if they commit to paying taxes.
“if it’s a tax that allows us to have a better life, or in this case, if it’s a tax that allows us to create jobs for young people, then I think it’s worth it.”
“I have to pay one third or more of my salary as taxes every month, and I know that there are many people who are not paying taxes, and I know that they would like better roads. They would like when they go to the hospital to get better care; I know that they would like a good Ghana.”
“There’s no country that can develop without its citizens contributing, and there are too many people in Ghana not contributing. So I think when we send money to each other to pay for services that are taxed, pretty soon we will figure a way not to pay income tax because that’s the way the world is going,” she intimated.