Ghanaian musical duo, Dope Nation has called on the government to reduce the percentage of tax placed on betting wins despite the fact they don’t indulge in the sports.
In an interview with Berla Mundi on TV3 Newday, the duo of identical twin brothers indicated that they do not bet but are pleading with the government to reduce the tax placed on betting wins.
“No, we don’t (bet). Well, tax is on the people and since we are part of the people, we’ll obviously ask for a reduction,” they stated.
This statement came after they were asked if they sided with the government for the tax it has placed on betting, games and lottery wins. The 10% tax which starts today, August 15, 2023 follows the government’s decision to amend the Tax Act, therefore, introducing withholding tax on winnings from sports betting and lottery.
Earlier, a guest on the show opined that Ghanaian youth are lazy so the tax should even be increased.
The duo, however, begged to differ as they commended the youth for being strong and surviving in these challenging times.
“Ghanaian youth are very strong and our work is very powerful because, through all these systems that aren’t working, we still find ways to get food on our table,” they highlighted.
The duo continued, “Some of us feed people and care for others. Look at the systems we’re in yet we still find a way. Ghanaian youth are the revolution.”