The MSBIF will be two days of physical meetings. The event will bring together stakeholders including representatives from the private sector (Small, Medium – Large Scale Enterprises), relevant public sector institutions as well as some selected members of civil society including the media. The first day will be dedicated to Large scale or Corporate Private Sector Institutions and day two dedicated to Micro, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (MSMEs). An introductory session of the forum will comprise remarks and a session on critical issues of concern from previous forums (regional and national levels).
There will be three main sessions for each day of the forum; the first session will be a presentation by Ghana Revenue Authority focusing on tax compliance issues, followed by a panel discussion that brings together three (3) key representatives from the Public Sector, Private sector, and CSOs. An interactive session focusing on identified challenges that confront the business community in terms of tax compliance and others will ensue. The last session will provide a platform where the appropriate state agencies (Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, Ghana Revenue Authority, Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, National Board for Small Scale Industries) respond and commit to addressing the identified challenges with timelines if feasible. Information gathered or data generated will be compiled and through GII’s ALAC, advocate for resolutions of the challenges from the appropriate state institutions.