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“Tax rates will accordingly be adjusted” — Govt assures GMA

The Government recognizes the constraints medical personnel face in providing healthcare for the citizenry.

With the passage of the Exemptions Act, the Government will engage the Ghana Medical Association on waivers for the importation of vehicles to ease the transportation burden of our doctors.

“Mr. Speaker, the Tripartite Committee has concluded negotiations on the National Daily Minimum Wage. The tax-free portion of the Individual Income Tax rates will accordingly be adjusted to take care of the change.

“This policy will enable them to deliver quality and timely healthcare.” Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta started while presenting the 2024 budget statement in Parliament on Wednesday, 15, November 2023.

The Ghana Medical Association (GMA), at its 65th annual general conference, demanded new conditions of service, including retiring on their salary and a waiver on vehicles imported by doctors.

They indicated that the association would take the next line of action if their demands were not met by January 1, 2024.

Source: Kapital Online Team//2023

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