Sagnarigu (N/R), Dec 16, GNA - The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) in the Sagnarigu District of the Northern Region has carried out a district-wide exercise to create awareness on tax compliance for national development.
Groups targeted as part of the exercise included; artisans, transport operators, faith-based organisations, traditional authorities, opinion leaders, women groups, economic groups and other taxable entities.
Mr Abdulai Soale, Sagnarigu District Director of NCCE, assisted by staff of NCCE in the district, carried out the exercise educating the targeted groups on the need to pay tax and the right of tax payers to demand accountability and development from public office holders.
Mr Soale advised tax payers to demand authentic receipts when they pay tax and reiterated that a tax payer was a nation builder because “Your little taxes will provide health, education and road facilities, free senior high school, extend electricity to rural areas amongst others.”
He advised all taxable entities and persons to register with the Ghana Revenue Authority to pay tax so as to avoid embarrassment such as closure of business and payment of penalties when the tax laws were being enforced.
He was not happy that only about two million people including; other big companies paid tax in the country to provide development for the entire population calling on the informal sector, small businesses and traders to join in paying tax to the state.
The Sagnarigu District Office of NCCE has also carried out a three-day dusk and dawn district-wide announcement on the need for informal sector operators to honour their tax obligations to promote national development.