Workers of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) are protesting against a wide spread of issues that they say are affecting their ability to perform their jobs effectively.
The workers on Wednesday July 24, 2019 staged a staff durbar where they complained about interference in their work by some appointees of government among others.
The durbar staged by the Organized Labour of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) was attended by staff of the revenue collecting agency who accuse some board members of setting up offices at the GRA and interfering in the day-to-day operations of the organisation.
The leadership of the organisers further stated that rampant transfer of staff of GRA is not doing the morale of the workforce any good calling for an end to these incessant staff reshuffling.
In a related development, the Ghana Revenue Authority in June 2019, rotated more than 1,410 employees to other areas of the organisation.
In a release issued by the Finance Ministry, the exercise is necessary to retool GRA for the critical task of mobilizing revenue to finance improvements in the lives of Ghanaians.
As part of the reorganization exercise, the Finance Ministry announced that it has appointed Mr. Ammishaddai Owusu-Amoah as the Acting Commissioner for Domestic Tax Revenue Division.