Probe GRA Boss For Corrupt Acts

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Top Customs Officer Reports Ridiculous Prices of Cars and Goods To Family, Friends

The Head of Auction of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) and, Customs Division, Nana Serwaa Caiquo, wants the Commissioner General, Emmanuel Kofi Nti, together with some officials at the GRA to be investigated over alleged rot gaining roots at the authority.

Her call for sanity, comes after one Michael Sakyi and Alloysius Adjetey with the authority, allegedly dispatched soldiers to go and change the locks at her office, following her controversial re-assignment and transfer from the Auction department to the Operations Unit of the GRA of Customs Division.

She reports the sale of confiscated goods to their friends and cronies at cheaper prices, cars and other items being sold at ridiculous prices to friends and family.

There are suspicions that, the two have the support of the Commissioner General, who has allegedly vested in them enormous powers and are unable to be tamed in an alleged illicit business within the set-up.

In a statement issued on behalf of Nana Serwaa by her Aide on the brewing tension at the GRA, said she [Nana Serwaa] has been the lone voice in a system being overwhelmed by massive corrupt acts.

Nana Serwaa, has blamed her administrative woes she is facing currently on the two [Sakyi, Alloysius] who she claimed engineered for her to be transferred and also denied her promotion.

“Nana Serwaa has resisted the practice of these people selling confiscated goods to their friends and cronies at cheaper prices. The ridiculous levels of prices they sell cars and other auction items at, are way below the quoted prices. In effect, these people sell auction goods at ludicrously low prices to friends and family.

“Auction is a unit within the customs division but the commissioner support services Fred Charles Anson has hijacked that function and he is deeply involved in auction activities.

“These activities are denying the nation income for its developmental needs. People are getting rich at the expense of the government specifically and by extension the general public.

“Aloysius and Michael Sakyi usually present documents which do not meet expectations and would insist that they are given auction goods with these half-baked documents.

“Nana Serwaa’s stoic posturing in not allowing the system to be abused with reckless abundance has also made her a target for vilification.”

Below is the full statement

THE TRUE STORY BEHIND THE BROUHAHA AT THE AUCTION UNIT OF GRA.

Radio stations, a few days ago, were inundated with a news item that created the impression that corruption has engulfed the sector like filth.

Much as the news item was a bad publicity for the GRA as well as the auction unit, it also casts a slur on the integrity of those charged with the responsibility to see to the day to day administration of the unit.

The brouhaha surrounding the recent seeming altercations has to do with the professionalism Lady Nana Serwaa Caiquo has brought to the place. Her unwillingness to yield to the whims and caprices of Mr. Emmanuel Kofi Nti (Commissioner General), Isaac Crentsil (Commissioner, Customs Division), Fred Charles Anson (Commissioner, Support Services Division), Michael Sakyi and Aloysius Adjetey is responsible for this level of animosity towards her.

Nana Serwaa has resisted the practice of these people selling confiscated goods to their friends and cronies at cheaper prices. The ridiculous levels of prices they sell cars and other auction items at, are way below the quoted prices. In effect, these people sell auction goods at ludicrously low prices to friends and family.

Auction is a unit within the customs division but the commissioner support services Mr Fred Charles Anson has hijacked that function and he is deeply involved in auction activities.

These activities are denying the nation income for its developmental needs. People are getting rich at the expense of the government specifically and by extension the general public.

Aloysius and Michael Sakyi usually present documents which do not meet expectations and would insist that they are given auction goods with these half-baked documents.

Nana Serwaa’s stoic posturing in not allowing the system to be abused with reckless abundance has also made her a target for vilification.

She has been the lone voice in a system being overwhelmed by the corrupt acts of the aforementioned personalities. She is not ready to give in to their desires.

All these have culminated in the mistreatment Nana Serwaa has been subjected to. She has since been ejected from her office using strong and able bodied military men like a common criminal. She has been hounded out of the place because she chose to be different.

It is against this backdrop that we ask for sanity to prevail at the department. Lady Nana Serwaa deserves to be rewarded but not to be maltreated.

It is noteworthy to point out that Aloysius Adjetey is a bosom friend of the Commissioner General Emmanuel Kofi Nti. Mr Nti lived with Aloysius Adjetey in the UK. When the NPP won power in 2016 and upon the assumption of power last year, Mr Nti invited his friend Aloysius to join him at GRA. In fact it is interesting to mention that Mr Nti asked his friend Aloysius to choose his preferred position in GRA and he chose the Chief Revenue Officer position with oversight responsibility over auction.

Our sources tell us the Chief Revenue Officer Aloysius Adjetey later got to know that an Assistant Commissioner position was higher than the Chief Revenue Officer position and asked his friend Mr Nti to promote him to the Assistant Commissioner position and a promise was made to that effect even though it hasn’t been effected yet. Such is the favoritism that’s ongoing.

If Alloysius just came last year 2017 and he was given Chief Revenue Officer position what stopped the lady who has been in the service for over thirty years from being promoted to the Chief Revenue Officer.

The Commissioner General and his assigns must be investigated. They are liabilities to the administration of His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. Nana Serwaa should be reinstated while the corrupt lots are dealt with according to the laws of the land.

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