Why Should African CSO engage in Tax Justice?
A speech at the launch of Nigerian Tax Justice Platform, Abuja, 14th August 2012
Dr. Dereje Alemayehu
Chair, Tax Justice Network – Africa
The following quotation from Christian Aid’s rationale for Christian Aid when it decided to engage in global tax justice advocacy and campaign is a good summary
“The neglect of tax as a development issue has gone on for far too long. …For Christian Aid, in particular, this is an area where the moral impetus demands a position – to address the poverty and inequality that the donors’ tax consensus will not, and to stress the moral principle that it is right that those most financially able to do so, bear the proportionately larger responsibility to contribute, through tax, to building a world without poverty”. (more…)