The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) in Dormaa East District of the Brong Ahafo Region has embarked on a sensitisation and awareness creation programme for churches, dressmakers and hairdressers on tax compliance in the area.
The exercise forms part of Nationwide Campaign on Tax Compliance on the theme, “Our Taxes – Our Future”, was intended to among others persuade and educate the citizenry on tax compliance.
The team visited all information centres, over 40 churches in Wamfie, Wamanafo, Kyeremasu, Akontanim, Asuotiano and DormaaAkwapim in the District.
Mr. Emmanuel Hinneh, the District Director of NCCE, appealed to members of the public, including traditional rulers to honour their tax obligations promptly.
Mr. Hinneh said the government depended heavily on taxes to prosecute its development agenda such as the provision of good roads, electricity, employment creation, free SHS, security, hospitals and the provision of good drinking water.
He said Chapter six (6) Article 41 (j) of the 1992 Constitution enjoins citizens as a civic duty to declare their income honestly to the appropriate and lawful agencies and to satisfy all tax obligations.
By: Robert Tachie Menson