Ghana tourism imposes tax on selfies

Published on : Monday, April 22, 2019

Ghana Tourism is a major business and it’s full of surprises. Also, this is true for  Mr. Guru, Ghanaian,  a comedian who turned to social media like Facebook after being asked to pay GH¢4.00 , what is a little a smaller amount than a US-Dollar when he all wanted to take a photo when crossing Kwame Nkrumah bridge.

 

In his Facebook message he addressed the Ghana President: “Your Excellency Mr. President, this is the receipt given to me today 19th April 2019 at Adomi bridge as a fee for pictures I wanted to take as a Ghanaian on the bridge Kwame Nkrumah built and which Mahama renovated.”

 

He said that the people in charge informed him that the order is from the President. Even if someone wants to take selfie, it’s 2gh per person. To quote his message, ‘’Your Excellency if indeed you authorized this God forsaken tax then am disappointed in you. How much do Ghanaians pay when they travel to Dubai, China, American, etc yet those countries are 100× developed. Even China’s world’s longest 30 miles sea bridge to Hong Kong is free, what is happening? What a shame”!!!!

 

It’s said; there is no free lunch anywhere. Henceforth, you may have a good phone with a good front camera but you may have to pay between GH¢2.00 and GH¢4.00 to pose for a picture on Kwame Nkrumah’s Adomi Bridge.

 

On the Volta Lake in Ghana, it’s one of the longest bridges built decades back and was of late renovated to avert any possible danger to the motorists.

 

The government instituted the tax as a way to rake in some revenue to sustain its numerous projects hence a levy on the bridge.

 

To protest over the levies, tourists have taken to social media expressing disappointment at the move by government.

 

Johannes Nartey Mr Guru, Ghanaian comedian took the help of Facebook to lament after being asked to pay GH¢4.00

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