GRA boss who installed 13-air conditioners demands IMANI boss’ resignation for insulting his American accent

GRA boss who installed 13-air conditioners demands IMANI boss’ resignation for insulting his American accent

- The board chairman of the Ghana Revenue Authority, Kwame Owusu, has demanded an apology from the president of Imani Africa, Franklin Cudjoe

- According to Owusu, Cudjoe made mockery of his American accent soon after he was appointed as GRA's board chairman

- He added that Ghanaians should have condemned Cudjoe;s inaccurate description of his American accent

The board chairman of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), Kwame Owusu, has demanded the resignation of the Franklin Cudjoe, the president of Imani Africa, a think tank group.

According to Owusu, Cudjoe make mockery of his American accent, and that should have compelled Ghanaians to call for his resignation.

Owusu explained that it was offensive for Cudjoe to disparage him on social media shortly of the announcement of his appointment as board chairman of the GRA.

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Expressing his disappointment at the comment made by Cudjoe, Owusu called for an apology.

He explained that Ghanaians need to know whether Cudjoe is a serious person or is one full of sarcasm.

In his opinion, an attack on his American accent is not to be taken lightly and for that reason, Ghanaians should have voiced out their opinion on the matter.

Owusu, who was formerly the director-general of the Ghana Maritime Authority (GMA) disclosed that revealed that the GMA made GHC68 million in revenue with an expenditure of about GHC72 million in 2016 before he took office.

However, the situation turned around within nine months with revenue at GHC 99.7 million and expenses of GHS56 million after he had taken charge.

Owusu was named in a scandal in recent times with respect to the acquisition of 13 air conditioners for a two-bedroom house which he transformed into five bedrooms.

In other news, 36 former employees of the Ghana Commercial Bank (GCB) have reported the bank to the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ).

The former workers are accusing the bank of wrongfully and unfairly dismissing them.

In that respect, they have called on CHRAJ to declare that they were unfairly sacked by the bank.

The group also noted that they ought to be compensated by GCB for the unjust treatment meted to them.

The 36 people form part of a group of 164 who were absorbed by GCB into its workforce after the collapse of the Capital and UT banks in August 2017.

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