Ghanaian gospel artist, Cwesi Oteng, has thrown his support behind the controversial E-levy which seeks to tax mobile money transfers.
According to him, he feels pomp and excited by the new move by the government to collect more taxes for development.
In an exclusive interview, Cwesi Oteng, who is a staunch supporter of the Akufo-Addo administration, said he feels happy anytime taxes are deducted from his MoMo knowing that he was contributing towards Ghana’s development.
He insisted that Ghanaians need to accept the E-levy since it will inure to the good of the nation. Cwesi Oteng also bashed and encouraged all to pay their taxes and not see the E-levy as a scheme to dupe Ghanaians of their hard-earned monies.
“In our country, people don’t like paying taxes.”
“If they deduct money from my MOMO transactions, it makes me happy because I feel like I’m doing something worthwhile.”
“If money doesn’t leave, how does the money come to you, so I feel like I’m contributing something to the country that has nothing to do with politics,” “development is expensive,” and it comes at a cost that citizens of any country should be willing to pay.”
“It is a source of revenue for the government.”