A group of Ghanaian citizens, the Concerned Citizens of Ghana, are calling for the immediate removal of the Commissioner General of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) Rev. Dr. Ammishaddai Owusu-Amoah and Mrs. Julian Essiam, a Revenue Generation Officer from Office, accusing them of occupying the position illegally.
The group, at a press conference on Tuesday, argued that the GRA boss is over-aged and is occupying the position illegally since his contract with GRA has long expired. The group lamented that despite following the laid down procedure and petitioning the appropriate quarters for his removal, Rev Owusu-Amoah has remained in office.
“It is disconcerting that almost two years after the expiration of his one-year contract extension in 2021, Rev. Dr. Ammishaddai continues to occupy his position. This has financial implications for the country, with taxpayers bearing the burden of a prolonged contract and its associated benefits, especially in the current economic climate.
The persistent silence on these matters fuels our suspicion that something untoward may be occurring between the government and the GRA Boss, potentially to the detriment of the entire nation. We call for transparency and accountability in addressing these concerns to safeguard the integrity of our institutions and maintain public trust.
Additionally, our background checks reveal that both Rev. Dr. Ammishaddai and Ms. Julian Essiam, have chosen to stay in office beyond the age of 60, despite their contracts being renewed until 2021. This brings into question the adherence to established retirement policies within the GRA,” the group said in its release
The group therefore wants him to be relieved of his post immediately.