The Director of Communucation at the National Entrepreneurship and Innovation prgramme-NEIP says the NDC’s promise to introduced tax exemptions for SMEs is not new since his outfit has already implemented that.
According to Mr. Joseph Osei Oppong Brenya there is alredy an existing programme where SMEs can apply for tax exemptions through NEIP.
“The Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo government through the finance minister announced tax exemptions for SMEs through NEIP, so if you are an entrepreneur and want to enjoy tax exemption,all you have to do is to write to our office and we will work work together with Ghana Revenue Authority to grant you tax exemption. The NDC are aware but they decided to add it to their manifesto to decieve the masses.
Mr. Brenya said the NDC has never sustained any intervention and can not be trusted when it comes to social interventions.
“Former President Kuffour introduce, NHIS, Metro mass Transit, school feeding, capitation grant, free bus ride for students and many more but the NDC took over and collapsed all these interventions, it took Nana Addo Government to revive all these interventions”
He said when it comes to SMEs, the NPP government has a good track record of supporting SMEs and also creates enabling environment for SMEs to thrive.
He said the government through NEIP has trained 19,0000 and pfunded over 4350 of them under NEIP alone and this year 26000 SMEs have been trained and 5000 will be funded.
“The NDC in 8yrs was able to train 2000 SMEs and funded 64 under YES programme” Mr. Brenya revealed.
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