BY PHILIP ANTOH | firstname.lastname@example.org
CONTRARY TO media reports that the Commission-General of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), Mr Kofi Nti, has been sacked, the Commission has issued a statement to deny the report.
According to the Assistant Commissioner in charge of Communication and Public Affairs, Mr Kwasi Bobie-Ansah, neither the Commissioner-General nor two of his commissioners have been cleared from office, adding that the publication has no factual contents.
A five-paragraph statement issued by the Commission signed by Mr Bobie-Ansah said, “The attention of the Management of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has been drawn to a publication with a banner headline “Big Changes At GRA, Commissioner-General, Two Commissioners Out.”
According to the report, the publication sought to create the erroneous impression that the Commissioner-General and two of his Commissioners had been “cleared from office.”
It said 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 maximisation 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 report of such sensitive issues,” it stated.
“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.”