Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the Asantehene, has urged Ghanaians to pay their taxes because that is the only what the government can use in development.
Speaking at the launch of the 24-carat commemorative gold coin at the Manhyia Palace in Kumasi, the Asantehene indicated that, taxes are the only way the central government can raise resources and there are no less painful taxes than the other.
He noted that, looking at the political history of Ghana, the two main political parties, thus, NPP and NDC, have been ruling the country for some time now and if we are being honest, we would note that there is no perfect government insofar as different point of views prevail.
“And if we are honest, we would also agree that no people in the whole wide world love paying taxes and yet there is no other way conceived by the human mind, the government can raise resources to provide for our needs rather than raising taxes.
“And I do not know of any form of taxes which is less painful than others. So, the government will raise such taxes if they found it necessary to meet our needs and if we are good citizens, we have to pay our taxes,” Otumfuo Osei Tutu II said.