Constitution Review Committee Recommends President Pays Tax on Salary - Onlinetimesgh

Constitution Review Committee Recommends President Pays Tax on Salary

The Constitution Review Consultative Committee has recommended the removal of Article 68 (5) from the constitution to require the President to pay tax on his salary and emoluments. The committee believes this change will uphold the principle of equality before the law and reflect the rule of law.

During stakeholder consultations for the possible review of the constitution, former Member of Parliament for Tamale Central, Inusah Fuseini, highlighted some of the committee’s recommendations. The committee was established by the Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Osei-Kyei-Mensah Bonsu, in 2023.

“They say that it flouts equity rules, where the President receives money from the public purse and does not pay tax on his emoluments. They recommended an amendment to the Constitution to allow the President to pay tax on his earnings,” Fuseini explained.

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