A meeting between the Ashanti Regional Minister Simon Osei Mensah and disgruntled traders of the Adum Business enclave is expected to come off today 13th October 2022.
Frustration over the effects of high taxes and the economic woes on their business has led the traders to close down their shops, prompting this meeting with the minister in a bid to calm tempers down.
Before this meeting, the Minister is said to have called on the Ghana Revenue Authority over the litany of issues the traders raised that are hurting their businesses.
Citing the varied ways of implementing the Value Added Tax as an issue, most businesses in the Adum enclave have not opened for the past three days.
And they have received the full backing of the Ghana Union Traders Association to draw the government’s attention to their plight.
They are demanding a look into the tax structure to also inure to the benefit of the fast-moving goods business and also a levelling of the playing field where due to their tax-compliant nature they will not end up competing with businesses who are not tax-compliant and offering a cheaper option.