Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong who recently went to the Us for a brain tumor surgery has treated himself to a brand new Mercedes Benz following the success of the surgery.
After having a successful brain tumor surgery in the United States, Kennedy Agyapong took it upon himself to replace one of his numerous cars by splashing over US$150,000 on a new Mercedes S-Class.
Conversing on Oman FM, he disclosed that he used the leftover cash from brain tumor surgery to acquire the vehicle, and the process he went through before getting the car has taught him lessons on the importance of paying taxes.
“My hospital bills in America had leftover funds so I decided to treat myself by buying a Mercedes Benz S-class… as I speak to you, I have paid 80,000 dollars in advance but I have yet to receive the car to pay the balance,” he said.
“What got me angry, I went there (to the dealership) and we arrived at 138,000 dollars plus tax of over 8.5% tax. The same tax you are refusing to pay here. Where in Ghana do people pay tax on car purchases?
After working the amount and tax, it came up to 151,000 dollars. They now told me to pay an extra 10,000 dollars because of scarcity and for their efforts to get me a car. I asked, ‘are you mad? Why did you not add it?”
The MP disclosed that in a bid to ‘dodge’ the extra sum he was being hit with, he went to his usual dealer and the same arrangement was in place only that they agreed to split the 10,000 and shoulder half.
“Range Rover and others were applying the same rule. I will beg Ghanaians, that Akufo-Addo and NPP have done well for Ghana but good living begets forgetfulness,” he stated in emphasizing the need to pay taxes, specifically the E-levy government is aiming to impose.