Former Maritime boss who left office after scandal now chairman of GRA board

Former Maritime boss who left office after scandal now chairman of GRA board

- Former director-general of the Ghana Maritime Authority (GMA), Kwame Owusu, has been appointed as board chairman of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA)

- Per a letter written by the secretary to the president, Nana Bediatuo Asante, Owusu has 14 days to respond to the offer

- Owusu resigned from the GMA in February 2019 after a scandal involving the use of millions of cedis to renovate his private residence

Information available to YEN.com.gh suggests that Kwame Owusu has been appointed as the board chairman of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA).

Owusu, who resigned in February 2019 after a scandal at the Ghana Maritime Authority (GMA) was offered the appointment through the secretary to the president, Nana Bediatuo Asante.

The appointment letter read: “Pursuant to section 4 (1) (a) of the Ghana Revenue Authority Act, 2009 (Act 791) the President of the Republic, in consultation with the Council of State, has appointed you as the Chairman of the Governing Board of the Ghana Revenue Authority.”

Former Maritime boss who left office after scandal now chairman of GRA board

Kwame Owusu Source: Citinewsroom.com
Source: UGC

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Per a report by Citinewsroom.com, the letter is dated June 18, 2019, and requires acceptance or otherwise from Owusu, within 14 days of receipt of letter.

The offer follows measures being implemented at the GRA to boost domestic revenue mobilisation.

YEN.com.gh understands that over the past two years, poor performance of domestic revenue has led to government having to cut its expenditure to keep fiscal consolidation on track.

Owusu, who had to leave his post at the GMA amidst scandals relating to 13 air conditioners and other issues, has the responsibility of proving critics wrong by delivering on an increase in domestic revenue.

In another report, the chief executive officer of embattled gold dealership company, Nana Appiah Mensah, has been arrested on arrival at the Kotoka International Airport.

He is currently at the Criminal Investigations Department CID) of the Ghana Police Service (GPS) after he was handed over by the National Security operatives, who arrested him when he touched down.

He was picked up on the tarmac of the Kotoka International Airport upon his arrival from the UAE.

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