15 'corrupt' customs officers fired

Officers of the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) have been interdicted for allegedly causing a huge financial loss to the state.

The interdiction of the officers, comprising four females and eleven males followed their purported connivance with certain companies to evade duties and taxes.

President Akufo-Addo’s government has been waging war against pilfering at the port carried out through under-declaration of import duties.

Nine of the interdicted officers operate under the Tema Sector Command whilst the remaining are spread over other commands.

One of the alleged corrupt acts by the officers is said to have caused GRA GHC17,151, 593.72 in liabilities.

This was contained in an interdiction letter, a copy of which is available to Daily Guide, signed by Acting Commissioner, Support Service Division, Fred Charles Anson and copied to other departments.

The GRA has also set up a committee of inquiry in accordance with its conditions of service to carry out full but speedy investigations and bring up findings and recommendations for disciplinary action to be taken.

Affected officers have been asked to hand over all properties belonging to the Authority to their various sector commanders before leaving office.

 

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