Law of Taxation in Ghana(Final Part)

taxEven though Dr Kunbuor is generally known to be a politician, he has also made immense contributions to the academia. Apart from his field of academic experience including socio-legal research in Law and Development, specializing in law and Economic Relations, Dr Kunbuor also has extensive knowledge in Law and Taxation.

Dr Kunbuor once worked as a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom, responsible for holding seminars for undergraduate students in constitutional and Administrative Law as well as Law and Development programmes, among others.

Dr Kunbuor has received several awards including the British Chevening Scholarship and the University of Warwick Overseas Students Award (OSSA) Doctoral Award. Others are distinguished Performance as Ranking Member of the Defence /Interior Committee of the Third and Fourth Republic of Ghana as well as Minister of the Year 2010 award.

He has nine publications to his credit and was once a part time lecturer at the Ghana School of Law, he has also been a director of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice in Ghana; responsible for operations, general investigations and complaints of Human Rights violations.

Dr Kunbuor has served as a Minister of Health, Minister for the Interior, Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Majority Leader in Parliament and, currently, Minister for Defence.

Due to his expertise and knowledge in Law, he has served on several committees while in Parliament including the ranking member for Finance, ranking member of Defence /Interior Parliamentary Committees, Member of the Constitutional, Parliamentary and Legal Committees, Subsidiary Legislation Committee and the Judiciary and Standing Order Committees.

Dr Kunbuor was partnered by Mr Abdallah Ali-Nakyea in writing the book. Mr Ali-Nakyea is the Managing Consultant of WTS Ghana, a firm of Tax Attorneys and Solicitors in Accra. Mr Ali-Nakyea has a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) Degree in Economics, a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) Degree in Economics and a Post-First Degree Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Degree, all from the University of Ghana, Legon.He also has a Professional Certificate in Law from the Ghana School of Law and is a Member of the Ghana Bar Association. Mr Ali-Nakyea has over twenty-two (22) years of working experience in Taxation, Financial Management Reviews & Investigations, and Finance.

Mr Ali-Nakyea is a part-time lecturer in the Law of Taxation and Legal Accountancy at the Ghana School of Law, part-time lecturer in the Law of Taxation at the Faculty of Law, University of Ghana, Legon and the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) Law School.

He also lectures in Taxation subjects at the HENT Financial Training Centre, an Evening School teaching courses of the Chartered Institute of Taxation, as well as that of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (Ghana).He is a VAT Expert, an Examiner in Economics and Taxation for the Chartered Institute of Taxation and a Consultant/Lecturer at GIMPA, where he lectures in Economics, Taxation and Accounting, among others.

Key Experiences of Mr Ali-Nakyea include Investment and Tax Planning and Update, Tax Audit and Financial Audit, Expatriate and Senior Management Payroll and Executive Search and Recruitment.

The others are Receivership and Liquidation, Mergers and Acquisitions, Due Diligence, Strategic Corporate Planning, Investment and Corporate Advisory, Training and Publications and the Preparation of Business Plans and Strategic Plans.Let me be quick to state here and then that information about the authors is not exhaustive and that several important details about their academic and professional achievements have been left out for lack of space.

There is no doubt in my mind, however, that even this abridged version of their profile is enough to speak about the nature and quality of the book — a book on taxation, written by tax consultants, tax lawyers and lecturers in the Law of Taxation.

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