Akufo-Addo removes Rev. Ammishaddai Owusu-Amoah as GRA boss; appointing Julie Essiam as successor

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has dismissed Rev. Dr. Ammishaddai Owusu-Amoah from his position as Commissioner General of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) with immediate effect as of Wednesday, March 27.

In a move that surprised many, the President also dissolved the GRA board without citing a specific reason.

Reports indicate that Julie Essiam has been named as the successor to Rev. Dr. Owusu-Amoah.

The decision to dismiss Dr. Ammishaddai comes amid mounting pressure from various groups, alleging that he has surpassed the legal age limit for public officers.

The dissolved GRA Board was chaired by Dr. Anthony Oteng-Gyasi, with members including Mr. Ammishaddai Owusu-Amoah, Mad. Adelaide Ahwireng, Prof. Peter Ohene Kyei, Mr. Kwabena Boaten, Mrs. Dela Obeng-Sakyi, Dr. Maxwell Opoku-Afari, and Nana Ama Dokua Asiamah-Adjei.

The restructuring also involves the appointment of Julie Essiam as the new Commissioner-General, while Pearl Darko is set to assume the role of Commissioner responsible for the Support Services Division. Furthermore, new appointees are expected to fill the positions of Commissioner of Domestic Tax and Revenue Division and Commissioner of Customs Division, following the retirement of Edward Appenteng Gyamerah and Alhaji Seidu Iddrisu Iddisah, respectively.

Story by: Hussein Habibata Maltiti | univers.ug.edu.gh

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