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GRA confident of meeting revenue target first time in 4 years

The Ghana Revenue Authority is confident of meeting its revenue target for 2019 having collected more than 70 percent of the target set for this year.

The Commissioner-General for the Authority, Amishaddai Owusu Amoah, says enough measures have been put in place to ensure that the GH¢45 billion domestic revenue target set by the government is met by close of the year.

The government has for the past three years struggled to meet its domestic revenue target and this has resulted in a cut down in planned expenditure such as spending on infrastructure and other key areas.

A strong performance in domestic revenue will grant the government the opportunity of spending in areas such as capital infrastructure such as roads, hospitals, and schools.

The last time the Ghana Revenue Authority met its domestic revenue target was in 2015 where it exceeded its target by more than GH¢600 million.

Mr Amoah said four traders were currently facing prosecution for violating tax laws, urging the public to do well to honour their tax obligations.

by: Naa Anyema

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