The Executive Director of Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII), Linda Ofori Kwafo has announced that GII is working with the GRA on how to promote sustainable tax compliance in order to help the nation develop.
The collaboration is under a multi-stakeholder business integrity forum which has the goal of curbing corrupt practices among private businesses.
According to the Ghana Revenue Authority, voluntary tax compliance is low among private sector operators.
Linda Ofori Kwafo, said the forum aims at addressing issues regarding tax compliance and corruption within the private sector.
“We are working with the GRA on how to promote sustainable tax compliance in order to help the nation develop.
“Taxation is needed for the development of the country and one of the ways of ensuring that is to mobilize enough resources through voluntary tax compliance, but then some business owners might have challenges in doing this or might have questions to put to the GRA, so we have created the platform for such deliberations to happen.
“Going forward we will outline strategies that can help in ensuring that we get more people to comply to pay taxes in order to help the nation develop” she noted.
As a step to stamp out corruption in the country, GII has created a mobile application which allows people to report or submit corruption-related complaints.
“Advocacy And Legal Advice Center (ALAC) is an office set up by the Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII), the local chapter of Transparency International (TI).
“It is a free, confidential and professional service that offers victims and witnesses of corruption an avenue to report and pursue incidences of corruption for redress, Linda Ofori Kwafo said.