The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has dismissed reports its Commissioner-General Emmanuel Kofi Nti and two others have been fired.
Reports run rife on Tuesday that Mr. Kofi Nti as well as Isaac Crentsil, commissioner for customs, and Kwasi Asante Gyimah, in charge of domestic tax had been sacked. The three were said to have been officially informed about the development and had a month to leave office.
But a statement from GRA signed by Kwasi Bobie-Ansah, Assistant Commissioner, Communication & Public Affairs Department said the claims are untrue.
“Management of GRA wishes to state that the publication does not reflect the situation on the ground,” the statement read. “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.”
“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,” it added.
Below is the full statement