By: Shalom Lumor| MyKuulFMonline| August 1, 2017
The Aflao Sector Commander of the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) , Mrs. Kafui Modey have tasked Ghanaians to help fight smuggling of goods in and out of the country by reporting the perpetrators to the security services.
She explained that, a lot of restricted and prohibited items coming into the country almost every day, hence the citizens must desist from such acts, and also must stop collaborating with foreigners in this kind of illegal trading.
Mrs. Kafui Modey was speaking on the theme, “Mobilizing Revenue for development, Ensuring Public Safety and Security- A civic Responsibility,” at the Tax Education Campaign organized by Ghana Revenue Authority over the weekend at Aflao in the Volta Region.
She said, in order for the citizens to provide more and amenities such as schools, hospitals, roads then the onus lies on everyone to make sure they pay their tax faithfully and consistently.
“Every district will have its share and developmental project will go on, because the common fund is taken from the revenue we collected, so it’s important for all to pay their tax”.
However, the Municipal Chief Executive for the Ketu South, Mr. Edem Elliot Amenorwu in his speech said it’s rather unfortunate how people run away from the payment of taxes.
He said many people, who behave in this manner mostly do this in cognizant with the officials mandated to collect the taxes.
He said, Ghana’s economy can only be expanded, if only people can pay their taxes.
Mr. Amenorwu also added that, “its expectant of government to build new schools, improve roads in our vicinity, we expect government to subside our utilities and yet we are been unfair to government, when we refuse to pay our taxes”
He however urged the audience to make sure they fulfill their responsibilities as Ghanaians by paying Taxes.
The event was attended by officers from sister security services including Ho Sector Customs Commander Mr. Elvis Kwesi Ahiankpor, Chief Superintendent Justice Amevor from the Ghana Immigration Service Ketu south, opinion leaders, traders and other stakeholders.