Some members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) are worried about the conduct of the Acting Commissioner – General of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) Ammishaddai Owusu-Amoah which they indicate is making the government of the day unpopular.
They are of the view that the insistence by Ammishaddai Owusu-Amoah to implement rent tax which has been resisted by a section of Ghanaians is angering the electorate considering the post-COVID repercussions.
Agitated members of the NPP who are seething in anger blame part of the woes of the party in the 2020 polls to the locking up of shops by the GRA prior to the polls which they suspect significantly affected its electoral fortunes.
“It was so unbelievable that this was made to pass without concern even under a Covid economy with its attendant repercussions on the Election. Any wonder the NPP recorded the outcome they had?
This was under the supervision and watch of Ammishaddai Owusu-Amoah as Head of GRA. It is either the outcome of the Election does not scare the NPP, or they are tired of power. Today the same man is emboldened to announce another policy of taxing Landlords over rent. Certainly, a good policy for Ken Ofori Atta in as much as it rakes in revenue but I bet my last pesewa it’s one of the politically foolish and unwise ideas that anybody could moot especially at this time of our economy”, an angry NPP stalwart Kwame Gyasi revealed
Many hold the view that Ammishaddai Owusu-Amoah who appears to be fronting for his interest and his political godfathers must pave way if the Akufo-Addo led administration is determined to make ‘break the 8’
‘Let him go on and let those who manage power only see the sweetness of it but not the threats to it. Ammishaddai Owusu-Amoah has cost the NPP Electorally and would do more damage if they don’t wake up”, Mr Gyasi further warned.