General News of 2014-02-07

We tax the poor to feed the rich in Ghana - Jumah

Former Member of Parliament (MP) for Asokwa constituency, Maxwell Kofi Jumah, says with the current situation the country finds itself in, Ghana is becoming one of the most “dangerous” countries to live in.

He noted that unlike previous governments, the Mahama-led administration has been fortunate but yet has nothing worthy of note to tout as its credentials.

“What is wrong? Why do we behave in an irresponsible way to see our situation grow worse? Only about 2% of our graduates are employed, meaning the 98 % of our graduates are jobless,” he claimed.

Speaking on Adom FM, the outspoken former Parliamentarian also known as Kofi Ghana sought to find out “what if 10% of the unemployed ventures into prostitution and crime…then you will have a country which will be very dangerous to live in”. He, however, cautioned that “If we do not sit up, our future leaders will turn Cyprians”.

The former Asokwa constituency MP further stated that there is no such thing as a good citizen paying his tax. He noted that, his reason for willingly paying his tax is to help the less privileged. This he believes the Holy Scriptures approves.

Nonetheless, he urged all to help government save innocent souls who cannot afford living.

“I am not against taxes. If you have… you must pay tax to take care of the needy. But if my tax is rather used to feed the riches…God will punish someone. That is what we do in this country; we tax the poor to feed the riches,” he said.

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