The Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) has accused the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) of engaging in deliberate ploys to throw its members out of business.
It observed that the tax regime of the KMA is unfavorable for business growth in the garden city considering the high taxes and rates imposed on its members who are now considering relocating to other regions.
The Ashanti and Brong Ahafo President of Association of Ghana industries, Robert Kwateng Ntetia, accused Kumasi Mayor Kojo Bonsu masterminding exorbitant taxes chocking businesses noting that taxes imposed have revealed to be the highest in the country.
President of AGI Mr. Robert Kwateng Nketia Adressing President John Dramani Mahama
At a meeting in Kumasi with the Ashanti business community, Kwateng Nketia, expressed worry about price tag on property rate and business operating permit, erection of billboards as compared to Accra, Tema and other regions.
Addressing President John Dramani Mahama and other ministers of state at Ashanti business community forum last night, Robert Kwateng Nketia, urged President Mahama to ensure KMA obeys regulations for business operation in Ghana.
Members of Ashanti Business Community at Meeting With President John Dramabi Mahama
“We are paying 10 times more as compared to other areas in the country. It is very sad and unfortunate that we are being exploited this way”. He remarked
According to him, the KMA under the leadership of Kojo Bonsu is making life uncomfortable for the business community in the Metropolis and appealed to President Mahama to impress on him to call the mayor to order.