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Nana B Criticizes GRA For Closing Down Businesses In Ashanti Region

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National Organizer of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Henry Nana Boakye has berated the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) for closing down businesses in the Ashanti Region, a political stronghold of the party.

He says the approach by the GRA to station revenue officers at businesses in the region is “weak and lame”.

The GRA is on a mission to clamp down businesses who are evading tax payment and as result many shops, restaurants and officers have been closed down. 

However, the NPP National Organizer, who is widely referred to as Nana B, says the decision would have been justified if the GRA had targeted businesses that have been found to evade tax based on evidence.

Nana B further made the following statements in the press release issued last Tuesday, October 11, 2022.

"Widespread approach of stationing revenue officers at business is counterproductive, oppressive, repressive, and suppressive

"We are not in normal times, business and individuals are bearing the brunt of the twin global crisis and their concomitant economic agony, and the least expected from GRA is to police traders whom no tax evasion findings have made against.

"In this day of technology, GRA should adopt welcoming and pleasant ways of revenue collection strategy that engenders revenue assurance. 

“The strategy is weak and lame since revenue officers stationed at these shops and businesses can be compromised to aid owners to evade or under-declare their taxes. 

“GRA should rather strive to reduce human contact in revenue collection and employ technological solution to take taxes from businesses", he said.

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