The Sector Commander of the Aflao collection point of the Ghana Revenue Authority (Customs Division), Kafui Modey has urged Ghanaians to help in the fight against smuggling and other cross-border transgressions by volunteering information on the activities of perpetrators to security agencies.
Mrs. Modey observed an incessant smuggling of goods and humans as well as tax evasion along the country’s frontiers which she said deprived the economy of the needed revenue and threatens the socio-economic livelihood of the citizenry.
She said such organized crimes could be quelled if citizens collaborate with efforts of the security agencies by blowing the cover off the perpetrators.
Speaking at the launch of a tax education campaign in Aflao over the weekend, Mrs. Kafui Modey stated that country loses lots of revenue through such illegal activities hence the need for a joint effort of the security agencies and the public to fight the menace.
The program which is aimed at sensitizing the public on the need to pay taxes to the government to stimulate development was on the theme, “Mobilizing Revenue for development, Ensuring Public Safety and Security- A civic Responsibility”.
“Every district will have its share and the developmental project will go on because the common fund is taken from the revenue we collected, so it’s important for all to pay their tax” she stated.
The Municipal Chief Executive for the Ketu South, Mr. Edem Elliot Amenorwu added, that government can only build new schools, improve roads and subsidize utilities if citizens fulfilled their responsibilities by paying Taxes.
By: King Nobert Akpablie/citifmonline.com/Ghana