Who is Jack Toronto? Here’s what we know

Former President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahmama, in a recent health walk event in Kumasi, took a swipe at the current president, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo, over taxes. At the health walk which was held on January 24, 2024, Mahama referred to his successor as Jack Toronto. Since then, a lot of people have been searching to know who Jack Toronto is. In this piece, you’ll get to know more about the name.

Mr. Mahama’s comment was in reaction to the introduction of VAT on electricity, by the current administration. According to him, the new tax should be abolished as it would put more economic pressure Ghanaians.

“We introduced VAT Law a long time ago but every government that has come never charged VAT on electricity. Today, Jack Toronto and his kid brother are saying you have to pay VAT when you use electricity,” he stated.

The former president added that “If they know what is good for them, they should reverse the VAT they want to charge on electricity use because Ghanaians will not agree today or tomorrow.”

So, who is Jack Toronto?

Several searches on the internet reveal that no one bears the Jack Toronto. So the name could be regarded as a political nickname the former president gave to his successor.

Source: TimeGist.com


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