Majority Caucus accuses Mahama administration of illegal tax exemption for Dzata Cement

Majority Caucus accuses Mahama administration of illegal tax exemption for Dzata Cement

The in has accused the erstwhile Mahama administration of illegally granting tax exemption to cement manufacturing firm Dzata Cement.

The Caucus alleged that former President , through executive authorization, designated some firms which includes Dzata cement as strategic investors and offered them tax waivers without recourse to Parliamentary approval.

Speaking to journalists in on Thursday, May 30, the Majority Leader, Alexander Afenyo-Markin urged the to support the government's quest to industrialise the economy by offering tax exemptions to companies under the One District, One Factory policy.

“Dzata Cement was a company that benefitted from this unconstitutional and illegal tax incentives but we all know that by the imperative of the [1992] Constitution, it is only Parliament that can impose tax or waive taxation but some actions of the executive under certain rule of necessity, Dzata Cement was granted a tax waiver and we did not complain because we were told that Dzata Cement was a strategic investor.”

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