HIGH TAXES: GUTA LAMENTS HIGH COST OF DOING BUSINESS IN GHANA

The Public Relations Manager of the Ghana Union of Traders Associations, Joseph Paddy, has told GH one business traders and importers in Ghana would continue to rob the tax system at the various ports in the country if government does not institute measures to reduce taxes.

He adds cost of doing business in Ghana has gone so high, a situation which is making most indigenous businesses uncompetitive.

According to the GUTA executive, most importers are virtually left with nothing after clearing their goods at the ports. He laments several efforts to get the government review taxes at the country’s entry points have not yielded any positive results.

Questioned on how this affects tax compliance, Joseph Paddy, said the situation is forcing most importers to cut corners at the ports.