Feature Article of Thursday, 26 January 2012
Columnist: Mubarak, Abubakar
Generational Thinkers, is a group made up of ambitious and inspirational young men and women. The group which has a prime objective of ensuring an egalitarian method of compensation, where there will be equity, peace, tranquility, justice and fairness in all spheres of the governing dispensation of this nation.
It is very unfortunate that from the beginning of the fourth republic, we have never been enthused about the way and manner in which our dear country has been run by our politicians.
We have monitored and delved into the historical development of our dear country and if something drastic is not done to rescue the country from our greedy politicians from further deepening the woes of the country by their corrupt act of governance, this country will soon find itself in a shamble beyond repairs as we indicated in our previous press release.
We made it clear in our previous release that, we were going to embark on a ‘SPIRITUAL NATIONWIDE MARCH’ to express our displeasure with our current order, but after a series of consultation with our forefathers, we have been alerted that they are livid at the way the resources and the taxes are been used. They have stated that we should stop paying taxes in this country until the authorities in charge stop using the monies paid as tax to pay their political party financiers, buying medals to award themselves, channeling those resources in an unproductive venture and a lot more.
Our call to Ghanaians not to pay tax is simply due to lack of trust in the authorities of this country for consistently misusing public funds. We have realized that both the NPP and NDC who have been in charge of Ghana since 1992 are likeminded. When it is time for them to take decisions that will benefit members of their party, they hasten; just take a look at the WOYOME SAGA. On the contrary, when it comes to developmental issues, they take piecemeal approach and adopt tactics that has lead to the current kwashiorkor nature of Ghana. They have no love, vision or plan for the development of Ghana. The earlier we all stopped their source of income the best.
We are therefore calling on all Ghanaians irrespective of where they are, what they do and where they work to stop paying tax in order to bring the authorities to order. We wish to invite all well-meaning Ghanaians who have the interest of the country at heart to join in this positive defiance.
ABUBAKAR MUBARAK (MP)