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21-Oct-2014  
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A United Kingdom based Ghanaian philanthropist, Mr. Peter Owusu Adjei has called on the government to take a second look at taxes charged on imported items meant for free distributions in the country. He has therefore proposed a national debate on the matter, to help prospective donors import more items for the vulnerable in society.

According to Mr. Peter Owusu Adjei, the revenue charged at the countryís ports are so exorbitant to the extent it exceeds costs of items meant for the free items in many cases.

Making a personal account for his experience, Mr. Peter Owusu Adjei, who is a former student of Kumasi High School in Kumasi, explained that, he coughed around 25,000 cedis for a paltry teaching and learning materials, adding that, the circumstance is driving so many Ghanaians from their effort bringing down goods for their society.

ĎI have gone through a whole lot of tribulation in my quest of donating items to my people. I did all I could of ensuring the price was reduced but to no avail. I had to speak to top notch individuals to do something about the price it just felt into deaf ears. I am therefore appealing to the government to do something about this system. I nearly abandoned the items at the port because I was getting frustrated.í Mr. Peter Owusu Adjei disclosed.

He maintained that, there a number of Ghanaians who are willing to bring donated items to their people but the prevailing canker needs to be rectified.

He made the call today when he made presentation to Kumasi High School, Akokofe D/A Primary and JHS and Woarakose D/A in the Ashanti Region.
 
 
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