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Gov’t names new staff to head Revenue Authority

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The Finance Ministry has introduced the appointments of 3 persons to the top administration of the Ghana Earnings Authority. 

They are Mr. Ammishaddai Owusu-Amoah, Acting Commissioner for Domestic Tax Income Division, Colonel Kwadwo Damoah (Rtd), Acting Commissioner, Customs Division and Ms. Julie Essiam, Acting Commissioner, Guidance Expert services Division.

They are expected to push a number of critical transformational adjustments at the Authority, a statement issued by the Community Relations Department on Sunday, June 2, has explained.

The new officers will hence replace Kwesi Gyimah Asante, Commissioner with Domestic tax Income Division Isaac Crentsil, Commissioner with Customs Division and Fred Charles Anson, Commissioner with Help Products and services Division, who have all been reassigned to the Finance Ministry.  

Read also: 3 Leading GRA Commissioners reassigned

Underneath is the total assertion from the tax administrator:

 

2nd June, 2019

Press Launch                                                                                                  FOR Speedy Launch

Push Launch: GRA Administration AND Personnel Variations

Accra, Sunday June 2, 2019…In line with ongoing reforms by Govt at the Ghana Profits Authority (GRA) to make improvements to general performance, constant with the 2019 Funds (paragraph 288), there have been adjustments at the Leading Administration amount of the establishment. Also, about a person thousand four hundred and eighteen (1,418) workers are becoming rotated to other spots of the organisation. Additional adjustments will be made to retool GRA for the significant undertaking of mobilizing earnings to finance improvements in the life of our people today.

  1. The reorganisation has been necessitated by 3 (3) primary components:
    • Initial, the Institution has developed significantly around the a long time, and present-day revenues of roughly GH¢38 billion make it one of the largest Institutions in Ghana. This has established the need for a lot much better, entire world-course structures.
    • Secondly, the range of staff of the GRA has enhanced appreciably to about 7,000 and another 5,000 have been extra by NABCO to shore up the authority’s earnings mobilization capability, bringing the whole workers to 12,000. GRA is now one of the most significant companies exterior the Civil Assistance.
    • Thirdly, there has been rising require for greater domestic earnings mobilization in purchase to realise the Ghana Further than Aid agenda. With Ghana’s

Income to GDP of 12.6%, below the West Africa common of 19.9%, there is the need to elevate domestic revenue in a more efficient way in get to meet the country’s commitments. GRA revenues have unsuccessful to access funds targets, and in excess of the final 3 several years there has been an gathered hole of about GH¢3.5 billion.





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