The Member of Parliament (MP) for Sagnarigu in the Northern Region, Alhaji Alhassan Bashir Fuseini, has claimed that Ghanaians are the most taxed group of people in the West African region.
Speaking on Starr FM in reaction to the announcement of mobile money tax by the finance minister last Wednesday the abolition of the road tolls as announced by Ken Ofori-Atta in the 2022 Budget is meant to shift it on all electronic fees and charges.
He wondered why poor Ghanaians will be taxed for sending a little bit over GHS100 mobile money to loved ones.
Alhaji Fuseini asked that “have we (Ghanaians) sunk so low to the point that people who send GHC100 are rich people for that matter we put them in that category? I am astonished. When we have inflicted pain on people we should not rob their wounds with salt because you are going to aggravate their injury and anguish.”
“Let me place it on record that Ghanaians are already overburdened, in fact, Ghanaians are one of the most extortionately taxed people in the West Africa Sub-region if not the entire Africa continent. So from this background of heavy taxation on Ghanaians the least anybody would have expected in this budget is for the government to cushion them from the ravaging of COVID-19,” he stated.