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Ghana: Taxation, what’s in it for me?

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Ghana’s government is keen to raise more income from tax. To achieve this, its president, former tax professor John Atta Mills wants to widen the country’s tax base. Over the past 30 years successive governments have pushed through tax reforms – some violently opposed by the public. As a result, governments have been forced to be more transparent about spending.

Isaac Tetteh reports from Accra. He began by asking citizens in Accra whether they think their tax money is being spent wisely.

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