Ghana has no avenues for tax payers to make money— Sarkodie attacks Akufo-Addo on E-Levy
Rapper Sarkodie has back lashed the government for its intentions of introducing Electronic Transaction Levy (E-Levy) since it has failed to create necessary avenues to enhance money making in the Country.
According to him, many are not in support of the E-levy due to the limited opportunity created by the Akufo-Addo-led administration.
Expressing his displeasure through social media post, the Rollies and Cigars hitmaker indicated that Ghanaians were not kicking against the proposed E-Levy (E-Levy) because it was “bad” but because they would not see any benefit that comes with paying taxes unlike their counterparts in the western world.
He stated that there were systems in place and avenues available to taxpayers to earn more in the foreign workd.
“I pay a lot of taxes outside and I don’t complain because I’m using avenues they made available to make money (it’s only right) it’s not the same here and that’s why we complain not because the “E Levy” is bad. When you broke, a harmless “good morning “ can sound like a tease,” he tweeted.
Sarkodie made known his view of the levy when a fan asked to know his point of view after many creatives shared their disapproval for the levy.
Among them include Kwesi Pee, Shatta Wale, Lydia Forson and a host of others.
What was gradually making Ghana a cashless society was “now going to set us back, because trust me, for poor people EVERY CEDI COUNTS.”
Why do you think people ask you to add charges for momo when it should be their cost?
Shatta Wale had said the leaders in the country were being insensitive to the plight of Ghanaians with the introduction of the bill.
In a video posted online, he said “right now you people make the thing look like, if you get the opportunity and get your chance, and come into power you can take any decision you want. Think about human beings.”
Shatta Wale added that it was understandable for governments to want citizens to pay taxes, however, the people could not be overburdened especially when they had no better systems in place to ease the economic pressures on them.
Kwesi Pee in an interview on said ” I think it’s a little bit too much. I also think it needs to be scrapped because it doesn’t make sense.”