Founder of the Peoples Progressive Party (PPP) and 2016 flag-bearer, Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom, has proposed that Ghanaian presidents pay tax in order for them to set good examples for the rest of the populace.
It seems the PPP founder is intent to live up to his word of being a "relentless campaigners to encourage the in-coming administration to deliver on its many promises". Speaking at a press conference held in Accra on Thursday, December 29, 2016, Dr. Nduom recommended that the law that exempts presidents from paying taxes be reviewed.
“Article 68 Section 5 of the 1992 Constitution exempts the president from paying tax, but this is wrong.”
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Dr. Nduom also mentioned that Ghanaians were losing faith in the country's democratic system, and challenged the incoming NPP government administration to restore the people's faith in the system again.
He said: “It has become clear whether it is the NPP in government or the NDC that we improve, and then we come back. This see-saw, forward and backward growth in development has been a problem and for the ordinary Ghanaian it has been making them lose confidence in the democratic process.”