Danquah Institute appeals to government to set up rent control agency

The Executive Director of Danquah Institute, Dr Antoinette Tsiboe-Darko charged the government to tax rent payment.

Danquah Institute appeals to government to set up rent control agency
Dr Antoinette Tsiboe-Darko

The Executive Director of Danquah Institute, Dr Antoinette Tsiboe-Darko, is appealing to government to out up measures to tax rent in Ghana..

According to her, making payment for an accomodation has become a lucrative business in Ghana and government must therefore tax property owners for the huge sums they charge. 

She called on the government to implement a new tax policy on rent payment. According to Dr Tsiboe-Darko, it’s about time rent payment is taxed.

She said the rate at which property owners charge for rent is so high especially in Accra and Kumasi.

Dr Antoinette Tsiboe-Darko, at a press conference held in Accra, suggested that government sets up a rent control agency to be in charge of the collection of rent payment levies.

The Executive Director of Danquah Institute said, “building for renting has become a booming business, especially in our major cities Accra and Kumasi. Unfortunately, owners of the houses go to tenants to collect rent directly without paying anything to the government”, she bemoaned.

 Freeman Koryekpor Awlesu