GRA commissioner-General, other commissioners still at post, ignore reports about their dismissal-GRA clarifies

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The Ghana Revenue Authority has denied that its top Management, encapsulating the Commissioner-General and two other commissioners have been fired from office.

Rumour was rife in media circles that Mr. Emmanuel Kofi Nti the Commissioner-General together with the Commissioner of the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority and the commissioner of the Domestic Tax Division had been fired.

The reports emanated from a publication carried by the Daily Statesman Newspaper published today, Tuesday, March 12 2019.

But in a rebuttal, the GRA has issued a statement part of which reads ‘’Management of GRA wishes to state that the publication does not reflect the situation on the ground. The publication has no factual basis because the Commissioner-General and all his Commissioners are still at post and carrying out their normal duties of ensuring the maximization of revenue for national development’’.

The statement continued that ‘’Management of GRA wishes to advise the media that such misleading publications affect the morale of staff and have negative impact on revenue mobilisation. It is therefore important for the media to be circumspect in their reportage of such sensitive issues. We wish to emphasise that Top Management and staff of the Authority are focused on achieving the 2019 revenue target. Therefore, such publications which distract attention should be avoided’’.

Read the full statement below.




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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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