Pay E-levy, Our Taxes Are Too Small – Presbyterian Moderator
Rt. Rev. Prof. Joseph Obiri Yeboah Mante, moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana has expressed his concern over the gravity of taxes in Ghana.
In an interview on… he indicated that from his many travels around the world the taxes we pay in Ghana are nothing compared to what is paid abroad. He, therefore, urged Ghanaians to give E-levy the benefit of the doubt.
“Most Ghanaians are not ready to pay taxes”, he observed, adding: “They want everything to be done for them”. “They say they do not see what the little tax they pay is used for”. “The tax we pay is too small”
“Fortunately or unfortunately, I just returned from Europe. After visiting several cities, I realized that our E-Levy is nothing compared to the percentage of taxes they pay”.
“I was discussing with my colleagues back in Europe that if Ghana will ever be as nice as those places, we would have to be willing to make some sacrifices”.
“I have heard Ghanaians complain that they do not see the impact government makes with the taxes they already pay. Well, the taxes we currently pay [are] too little”.