NDC to instigate youth against gov’t officials, picket over 10% bet charges

The youth wing of opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has served notice to instigate young people at government officials and picket at the Ministry of Finance to withdraw 10 percent betting charges.

The government has commenced charging 10% withholding tax on gross wins from patrons of Sports betting and other lotteries effective 15th August 2023.

The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) says it has instituted necessary measures to ensure full compliance to the new amended Tax Act.

The GRA seeks to rake in GHC1.2million from lotteries.  

In a press release the NDC National Youth Organizer, George Opare Addo stated that the move is to “protect the funds Young People secure through betting is unyielding.”

According to him, through agitations, protests, advocacy, and civic engagements, they will ensure their voices are heard and “demand that this CORRUPT Akufo-Addo/Bawumia Government rescind its decision.”

“Picket at the Ministry of Finance and occupy government offices across the country. Start and scale up nationwide conventional and unconventional lawful agitations as a measure of the resistance. Instigate young people to confront officials of this government and demand AN END to the CORRUPTION and Insensitivity of the Akufo-Addo-Bawumia-failed brigade, and Occupy Parliament and other government agencies,” Mr. Opare Addo stated.

Below is the full statement from the NDC Youth Wing

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