- The Police are investigating the GIPC staff for his alleged involvement in forged BoG documents
- The GIPC staff allegedly used dubious means to forge the documents for foreign nationals to start illegal business in Ghana
The Police in Greater Accra Region have arrested a member of staff of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC), for allegedly forging Bank of Ghana (BoG) documents to support foreign businesses.
The GIPC staff who is yet to be identified by the police, was said to have used 'backdoor channels' to fake documents at a fee for some foreign nationals.
According to a Graphic.com.gh report, the Civil Servant is currently in the custody of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), of the Ghana Police Service assisting with investigations.
This development follows the arrest of five companies for presenting forged documents for registration requirements under the GIPC Act 2013 (Act 865).
In a statement issued and signed by GIPC on Thursday, the cases involve the falsification of Registrar General’s documents and forgery of GIPC Certificates as well as Bank of Ghana foreign equity confirmation letters.
“The forgery of Registrar General’s Department documents and GIPC Certificates involves two (2) companies, one is currently being prosecuted by the GIPC in Court while the second company is being investigated by the Police,” the statement said.
The GIPC statement added that in the case of submission of forged Bank of Ghana equity confirmation letters, the three companies involved mentioned in their caution statements to the Police, that a member of staff of the GIPC assisted them in preparing the documents for submission.
The statement also explained that two of the said companies involved in the forged Bank of Ghana equity confirmation letters, are also among four companies which have cases pending before the Court for failure to register with the GIPC.
It added that, “It must be noted that Section 24 (1) of the Act states that an enterprise in which foreign participation is permitted under this Act shall after incorporation or registration and before the commencement of operations, be registered with the centre”.
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