Some traders within the Central Business District in the Kumasi Metropolis in the Ashanti Region have closed down their shops to protest what they termed as ‘exorbitant taxes’ imposed on businesses by the government.
The traders are also kicking against a decision by the Ghana Revenue Authority to station their officers at each shop to record Value Added Tax (VAT) on products they sell.
The affected shops are for traders who deal in groceries and are situated at Pampaso and PZ in the Central Business District.
Some of the shop owners who spoke to journalists hinted that the protest will last for three days and will want the government to reduce the taxes on businesses.
Story: Kwadwo Buabeng