Akwaboah Questions Bawumia’s Intentions, Emphasizes the Beneficial Effects of Taxes in Nation Governance

Akwaboah, a multi-talented artist recognized for his roles as a singer, songwriter, and music producer, recently shared his views on taxation during a conversation about Vice President Bawumia’s presidential campaign manifesto. Speaking on Accra 100.5 FM’s Ayekoo Ayekoo on February 9, 2024, Akwaboah questioned Bawumia’s past role as vice president, wondering why there was no advice to abolish the e-levy during that time. With a touch of skepticism, Akwaboah commented, “Anyway, we’re watching to see what will happen. Maybe they’ve studied and found out that’s what we want to hear – the abolishing of various taxes.”

Highlighting the crucial role of taxes in governing a nation, the Highlife star stated, “When you go abroad, you can’t say no to numerous taxes. Before your salary gets to you, tax deductions have already been effected. So why would you say you want to abolish them? Developed countries are even using taxation, so how do you, a developing country, say you’ll take it away?”

Expressing fatigue with unfulfilled political promises, Akwaboah shared his weariness with candidates who, upon gaining power, misuse government funds. He expressed a hope for honesty from political leaders.
When asked about his involvement in the December polls, the singer decisively declared his decision not to vote, revealing that he also abstained in 2020 due to exhaustion from studio work, stating, “I had no particular reason. I was tired from work in the studio… I will be in the studio this year as well.”

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