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Akufo Addo is reckless, he will soon tax Ghanaians for being in a relationship- Mahama

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John Dramani Mahama has made fun of Nana Akufo Addo and the continued suffering the Ghanaian people have endured as a result of the levies he has imposed on them.

He emphasized how the Akufo-Addo administration has increased taxes while making promises to shift the nation’s economic focus from taxation to manufacturing.

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Recall that on Friday, March 31, 2023, the president signed three newly enacted pieces of tax legislation. A GHS4 billion yearly revenue target is shared by the Growth and Sustainability Levy Bill, the Excise Duty Amendment Bill, the Income Tax Amendment Bill, and the Ghana Revenue Authority Bill.

They need the board of directors’ approval in order to get the IMF’s US$3 billion extended loan line to sustain the economy.

John Dramani Mahama stated on a recent campaign trip for the NDC’s flagbearership that given the reckless way Akufo Addo is taxing Ghanaians, he will soon tax Ghanaians for being in a relationship.

“Prices at the various supermarkets have skyrocketed; the government has reneged on its promise of moving away from taxation to production, to the extent that even betting is taxed”, the former president observed.

“Almost everything is taxed now,” he bemoaned. He blamed the economic crisis on the Akufo-Addo government’s voracious appetite for borrowing.

“The country wouldn’t have been in this economic mess if the government had not engaged in excessive borrowing. We are now seeking debt forgiveness from external creditors,” Mr Mahama said.

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