Private legal practitioner Abraham Amaliba has described as reckless, government’s accusation against lawyers for evading taxes.
Both President AKufo-Addo and the Attorney-General have strongly criticized the lawyers for using their knowledge of the law to deliberately avoid paying taxes.
Speaking to Starr News, Abraham Amaliba said the accusation impunes on the integrity of the legal profession
He said “that comment, to say the least, was a reckless comment. You don’t just lump everybody and say they are not paying taxes. How about the ones who are paying tax?”
He went on “clearly if such comment is allowed to go, what it means is that all lawyers will be seen as people who don’t pay tax and we know that it is an offense not to pay tax. And so impugning criminality on all lawyers, for me to say the least is a reckless comment ”
“I also heard the attorney-general say that people drive in flashy cars and yet they don’t pay taxes…this attorney-general and his cohorts who rather drive in plush cars, so are we also going to say they didn’t also pay tax or they don’t pay tax.
“And so that comment, we need to have more from state authorities and not just to make a comment and allow it to go do as if every lawyer is in that category.”