Volta Region NCCE intensify Education on tax Compliance

Accra, The Volta Regional Directorate of the National Commission on Civic Education (NCCE) has intensified education on tax compliance in the 25 administrative districts in the region.

The vigorous campaign was to ensure tax compliance by the citizenry and to encourage them to fulfil their civic and legal obligations to the state in order to increase national revenue though tax collection.

The campaign, sponsored by the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), with support from UK AID and GIZ, was executed using a multifaceted approach to reach out to as many potential tax payers as possible.

It included a dawn and dusk broadcast, education on radio, use of community centres and face to face interaction with identifiable groups.

So far, a significant number of small-scale businesses such as dressmakers, artisans, susu collectors, butchers and hawkers, among others have been reached.

The Volta Regional Director of the NCCE, Mr Kenneth Kponor, during an outreach programmes at Dzita and Agbledomi, in the Keta Municipality, reiterated the importance of taxes in ensuring rapid development of any nation and appealed to Ghanaians to honour their tax obligations to the state.

That he said would help government to create jobs and also provide basic social amenities such as electricity, health facilities, potable water, roads and schools.

Mr Kponor said taxes collected are also used to provide essential services like fire-fighting and policing in the country.

Let us be mindful of our civic and constitutional obligations to pay our taxes, which government will use in providing essential facilities for the public good, he added.

In a related development, the officer in Charge of Adaklu District, Mr Francis Asamani, has entreated artisans and all income earners to endeavour to honour their tax obligations to the state to avoid prosecution or sanctions.

He said this at separate engagements with artisans, petty traders, beauticians, tailors, carpenters and communities.

Mr Asamani said the 1992 constitution enjoins all those in lawfully chosen professions to pay their taxes to enable government execute development agenda for the country.

Source: Ghana News Agency