50 CEPS officials in police grip assisting with investigations over tax fraud

50 CEPS officials in police grip assisting with investigations over tax fraud

- 50 CEPS officers have fallen short of the standards at the Tema port

- The Ghana government is struggling to raise enough revenue to execute its programmes

YEN can report that about 50 staff of the Ghana Revenue Authority have been interdicted and are helping the police with investigations for allegedly assisting some private companies to avoid taxes.

According to the Sector Commander of Tema, Felix Mate-Kodjo the accused staff are interdicted for playing various roles in defrauding the state.

He opined that the affected staff failed to do due diligence. “Essentially custom officers are to do due diligence in the course of our duty,” he said.

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Mr Mate-Kodjo also said procedures at the port follow standard process and if there is any breach by any CEPS official it will be easy to identify the culprit.

There are standards that have been established to ensure that these checks are done diligently to garner revenue for the state.

“I think by standards these people have fallen short somehow," he added.

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The latest development at Ghana’s biggest port, Tema follows the Customs Excise Preventive Service effort to rebrand itself to ensure officers adhere to professional standards and block or loopholes where government loses revenue.

Source: Yen.com.gh

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