- National Democratic Congress has come up with allegations indicating that President Akufo-Addo has granted tax waivers to his brother-in-law to the tune of $24 million
- According to the NDC, the money was for the construction of a hotel
- The NDC is, however, demanding that the president reverses that and use it for developmental projects
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The opposition National Democratic Congress has come up with allegations indicating that President Akufo-Addo has granted tax waivers to his brother-in-law to the tune of $24 million.
According to the National Democratic Congress, the over GHS130 billion old cedis equivalent to the money was for the construction of a hotel project of a brother-in-law of President Akufo-Addo.
A statement signed by the Communications Director of the NDC, Sammy Gyamfi, stated that the president obviously misappropriated public funds to fund a family business.
According to the statement, President Akufo-Addo granted the waiver to his brother-in-law at a time when government implemented a lot of taxes.
“...Akufo-Addo doled out a whopping $24 million as tax waivers to this same company, owned by his in-law and appointee, at a time Ghanaians were bearing the brunt of his insensitive tax policies such as, the 50% increase in the Communication Service Tax, 5% increase in Value Added Tax, 23% increase in ESLA, increase in income tax, among others.”
The NDC is however demanding the president reverse the tax waiver granted to his brother-in-law and channel it into developmental projects.
In other news, President Akufo-Addo has ordered the office of the Special Prosecutor spearheaded by Martin Amidu to collaborate with its UK counterpart, the Serious Fraud Office to conduct a prompt inquiry into a reported Airbus bribery case.
In a statement shared by the director of communications at the presidency, the probe is to determine whether any government official, either past or present is involved in the said scandal.
According to the statement, if the probe goes on to confirm the allegations leveled against the said official, necessary legal action would be taken against him or her.
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