Religious leaders advised to educate Ghanaians on their tax obligations.

Sefwi-Waiwso (W/N) – Mr Justice Jojo Abraham, Sefwi- Waiwso District Manager of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has called on religious and traditional authorities to help educate Ghanaians on the need to fulfill their tax obligations.

He indicated that religious leaders and traditional authorities have a major role to play in the education of Ghanaians on the need to pay taxes since the GRA could not do it alone.

Mr Abraham who said this in an interview with the GNA in Sefwi-Wiawso, pointed out that though Public education on taxes was part of the mandate of the GRA , they could not do it alone and therefore challenged the various mosques, churches and traditional authorities to use town hall meetings, festivals, church service and crusades to educate the public on the need to pay taxes.

This, he noted would help the government to generate enough revenue for socio economic development.

“If Christians have been able to inculcate the habit of paying tithes to the church why not taxes to the state” he questioned.

Mr Abraham also called on the media to use their platforms to educate the citizenry since without taxes, there would be no development.

Source: Ghana News Agency