Don't approve 2022 killer, murder taxes budget - spare parts dealers tell parliamentarians
We as an association will rise if parliament goes ahead to impose this "Odiawuo" on us. We are waiting patiently to see what will unfold," the statement stressed.
Aggrieved members of the National Concerned Spare Parts Dealers Association in Ghana have described the 2022 budget as a complete killer and murder taxes budget.
The group is calling on parliamentarians not to approve the budget being debated in parliament.
"As indigenous Ghanaian business men and women, the system is already having a toll on us, making some of our members go bankrupt leading to death. We can't look unconcerned for the NPP government to be murdering us with taxes," the leadership of the Association expressed this sentiment in a statement released on November 24, 2021, signed and issued by the National Chairman of the Association, Mr Kwabena Agyei and National Public Relations Officer, Mr Taking Addo. The association called on all discerning members of parliament who have the ordinary Ghanaian and their businesses at heart not to approve this "Odiawuo" killer taxes budget.
The statement asserted that the increase in luxury car tax, 3% VAT flat rate, COVID-19 tax, Sanitation tax, 5% National Fiscal Stabilization Levy (should have expired in December 2017 but was extended indefinitely making it a new tax), 2% component of Special Import Levy (extended beyond 2017 sunset clause making it a new tax) and increased ESLA by 30% and extended it for another 15 years have burdened Ghanaians.
"We are encouraging members of parliament especially the NDC leadership in parliament to uphold and stand on their toes and defend the ordinary Ghanaians. We as an association will rise if parliament goes ahead to impose this "Odiawuo" on us. We are waiting patiently to see what will unfold," the statement stressed.
Freeman Koryekpor Awlesu