Tax payers must demand accountability and development
Mr Francis Owusu Adjei, the Kwahu West Municipal Director of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), has observed that tax payers had the right to demand accountability and development from public office holders.
He explained that taxes paid by the citizenry were meant to support government to provide social services and development projects hence when that contract was not being fulfilled, the citizens had the right to demand for them.
Mr Adjei was speaking at a forum at Nkawkaw to educate businessmen and women in the private sector to pay their taxes.
The forum was part of a district-wide sensitisation programme to educate the public on tax compliance and the need to pay taxes to enable government to carry out development projects.
The target group includes corporate organisations, associations, churches, mosques, garages, fuel dealers, civil society organisations, artisans and chop bar operators.
He stressed the need to frequently organise such programmes to make the public more conversant with new taxes that had been introduced.
He advised tax payers to demand genuine receipts when they paid their taxes and also to register with the Ghana Revenue Authority.