The Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram, Samuel Nartey George, has raised serious allegations against the Commissioner-General of the Ghana Revenue Authority, Rev. Dr. Ammishaddai Owusu-Amoah.
According to MP George, the Commissioner-General is purportedly attempting to re-award a contract initially granted to the Ghanaian company, Axom Ghana, to an Indian company.
MP George contended that Axom Ghana, the local company, has been performing satisfactorily. Despite this, Rev. Dr. Owusu-Amoah, allegedly disregarding the advice of GRA management, is pushing for the re-awarding of the contract.
The legislator disclosed these accusations during an interview with Umaru Sanda Amadu on Eyewitness News on Citi FM monitored by newsandvibes.com.
The MP plans to petition the President, not only on the matter of contract re-awarding but also regarding concerns about Rev. Dr. Ammishaddai’s retirement age.
MP Samuel Nartey George accused Finance Minister Ofori-Atta and Board Chair Oteng Gyasi of favoring an Indian company named Qata and attempting to sideline the Ghanaian firm. He mentioned Qata’s involvement in controversies in several African countries, including Rwanda and Zambia.
The legislator asserted that the GRA management opposes this decision but feels Rev. Dr. Ammishaddai, lacking a legal basis for his position, is being used to facilitate these alleged irregularities. MP George intends to officially communicate these concerns to the President and will address the Speaker when Parliament reconvenes on Tuesday.