Ghanaian entertainment figurehead Mark Okraku has urged Ghana Government to start taxing Ghanaian online spaces after the introduction of E-Levy.
Mark Okraku who happens to be the Deputy Minister of Tourism and Creative Art called on the government to tax Instagram shops, Blogger, and Youtube pages of Ghanaians following the successful introduction of E-Levy.
Mark made his pronouncement while speaking on the GTV Breakfast show.
He said Ghanaians need to pay taxes for the development of the country.
The former Hitz Fm Programs director then asked the government to move on to tax online shops, bloggers, bloggers, and other people who earn money on social media.
“So I ask myself how do we fix these things that make you complain about what you do not contribute. Again, the small business enterprise comes up in a few years and they collapse because they are overloaded with some taxes so why don’t we expand the scope to help reduce the corporate Ghana of taxes so we can distribute it such that you don’t overload the few who have agreed to pay for it”, Mark said.
“My creative people are selling on YouTube, iTunes, bolt foods, uber, people are now buying clothes online, are they paying anything to the government? No, I think after the momo I think we need to go heavily online and then cyber to see what we can get from there” he added.