Chairman of Heal Komfo Anokye project criticizes government’s taxation on donated health supplies

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Chairman of Heal Komfo Anokye project criticizes government's taxation on donated health supplies

Sammy Adu Boakye, Chairman of the Heal Komfo Anokye project team, has criticized the government and state institutions for imposing heavy taxes on donated health supplies intended to support ordinary Ghanaians. Boakye expressed frustration over the government's insensitivity towards the health needs of the people, emphasizing the lack of infrastructure, equipment, and supplies in health facilities.

Boakye highlighted a tax bill of GHȼ1,714,265.13 issued for 10 containers of tiles, questioning how donations to address neglected health needs are taxed. He lamented the delayed response from the finance minister despite writing letters seeking intervention.

Despite setbacks, Boakye expressed gratitude to donors and urged more Ghanaians, both locally and abroad, to contribute to the project. He called on corporate institutions to respond generously to the cause initiated by His Majesty.

The Heal Komfo Anokye Project aims to address the urgent need for infrastructural improvement at (KATH), Ghana's second-largest teaching hospital. Boakye emphasized the dire state of hospital wards, lack of modern amenities, and hazardous environment faced by patients seeking medical care.

In conclusion, Boakye reaffirmed the commitment to the project, emphasizing that it is for the people and will be accomplished.

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