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Management of Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) says, the Commissioner-General of GRA, Rev. Dr. Ammishaddai Owusu-Amoah, is currently on a scheduled six-day leave which was approved a month ago.

He has therefore not absconded as being speculated by some media outlets.

This was contained in a press release issued by Management of GRA to set the record straight about the whereabout of Rev. Dr. Owusu-Amoah.

“Rev. Dr. Owusu-Amoah will resume work on Monday, 15th January, 2024. While on leave, every engagement that is required of him or GRA in the Audit by KPMG is being diligently attended to either by himself or one of the commissioners”.

Below is the full press release:

Integrity. Fairness. Service

11th January, 2024

All News Editors

For Immediate Release

ABLAKWA WRITES: GRA BOSS “ABSCONDS” OVER SML/GRA INVESTIGATIONS

The attention of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has been drawn to a Facebook post by Hon. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa and an online publication by ghextractives.com on Wednesday, January 10, 2024, captioned, “Ablakwa writes: GRA boss “absconds” over SML/GRA investigations”.

Management of the GRA wishes to categorically state that, the Commissioner-General of GRA, Rev. Dr. Ammishaddai Owusu-Amoah, has not absconded as stated in the said publication.

The Commissioner-General is currently on a scheduled six (6) day leave which had been approved a month ago. Rev. Dr. Owusu-Amoah will resume work on Monday, 15th January, 2024. While on leave, every engagement that is required of him or GRA in the Audit by KPMG is being diligently attended to either by himself or one of the commissioners.

Management of the GRA finds the publication to be a total misrepresentation of facts. It is a malicious, sensational, misleading and deliberate attempt to damage the reputation of the Commissioner-General, Rev. Dr. Ammishaddai Owusu-Amoah and the GRA as a whole.

We hereby demand an immediate retraction of the said publication from all media platforms and an unqualified apology from Hon. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa and ghextractives.com for the misrepresentation of facts.

Management of GRA wishes to assure the public that we are committed to our mandate of revenue mobilization with integrity, fairness and professionalism.
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