The Tax Justice Coalition, Ghana has urged the government to prioritize gender considerations in the social and economic interventions outlined to cushion the public from the effects of Covid-19.
According to the Coalition, it is important for government to undertake deliberate actions to moderate the sufferings of women who have been badly hit by the hardship and inconveniences associated with Covid-19.
The Coalition raised these issues as part of its engagement with some media houses in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis to garner support on the matter.
A Member of the Tax Justice Coalition-Ghana, Mr. Malvin-James Dadzie, lauded the government for the free three months supply of water and electricity to Ghanaians.
The Coalition stressed the need to ensure gender balance in the distribution of the GH¢600 million stimulus package to micro, small and medium scale enterprises. This package is part of government’s efforts to save businesses from the effects of Covid-19.
The Coalition, which is an advocate of equitable and just tax system, also urged beneficiaries of the stimulus package to put the resources to good use.
Other members of the Coalition, Mr. Obrempong Yaw Ampofo, Mr. Charles Forson and Mr. David Arthur, stressed the need for the public to honour their tax obligations.
The Coalition’s media engagement was supported by Action Aid Ghana and the Christian Aid.