By: Ewoenam Kpodo | Voltaonlinegh.com |
Some officers of the Customs Division of Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) have been interdicted following their alleged involvement in diversion of re- exportation goods at the Akanu border post in the Volta Region.
The interdiction of the officers whose names are yet to be disclosed was to allow for investigations into their alleged collusion with some three companies to divert the goods.
The companies had been identified as Hendrick Shipping Company Ltd, Springfield Shipping Company Ltd and Christerl Shipping Ltd.
A statement issued on Friday, November 9 by the Commissioner-General of GRA, Mr Emmanuel Kofi Nti said the companies “diverted goods supposed to be re-exported through Akanu to Togo back to Ghana with the collusion of some GRA officers. The diversion led to a revenue loss of USD$3,551,559.68.”
Following the loss of revenue, the three companies have been blocked from transacting business on the Ghana Customs Management System (GCMS); handed over to EOCO for further investigations while serious efforts are been made to retrieve the revenue,” it added.
The statement also assured that the Authority would take the necessary disciplinary measures against the officers after investigations are completed.