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GHAMRO Chairman Rex Omar says e-levy will affect royalty payment to musicians

Ghanaian musician Rex Omar feels President Akufo Addo’s government has ‘raped’ all state institutions in order to have its way.

The recently-passed E-levy, he claims, will affect all institutions, including the Ghana Music Rights Organisation  (GHAMRO) which he chairs.

Instead of imposing the unpopular electronic taxing system on citizens in the informal sector, he urged the government to devise scientific and creative ways to encourage them to pay taxes.

“As a serious government that has gone round to seek the opinion of the people, if they care and respect the people who elected them, they will find a different way to make revenue without finding dubious means to force the E – levy down the throat of the people,” he stated.

Whiles speaking in an interview on 3FM’s Sunrise morning show, the ‘Abiba’ singer expressed disappointment in the current NPP government’s alleged tribalistic approach to doing things.

“It is like a clique, which have had their way by tricky means to impose themselves on this country. We have been under NPP before. Kuffuor’s NPP was completely different from this one. This particular NPP is the most reckless. They want to bamboozle their way with all matters. This is dangerous and it is wrong.

“Look, something is wrong and the earlier everybody speaks up, the better. The way things are going in the next two years, another government will come. I pity the next government. I pity the next president. There is so much damage that will take Ghana a long time to recover what these people have done within a period of six years to Ghana,” he added.

Citizens of Ghana, he said, would be willing to give up half of their salaries to help rebuild the country provided political leaders managed it efficiently and transparently.

 

 

Source; Ghana weekend.com

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