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GRA Boss Ammishaddai Owusu-Amoah Sacked, Replaced With Julie Essiam as Board Dissolves – Reports

Earlier last year, Dr. Ammishaddai Owusu-Amoah faced calls for his removal as petitioners said he had surpassed the retiring age of 60.

The Director-General of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), Rev. Dr. Ammishaddai Owusu-Amoah, has been removed from office according to many media reports.

His dismissal comes hours after President Akufo-Addo dissolved the GRA Board of Directors led by Dr. Anthony Oteng-Gyasi, the reports said.

No reason was given for the dissolution of the Board or the change to GRA’s leadership, although it’s expected that President Akufo-Addo would make a formal announcement soon.

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However, Techfocus24 reports that the board was dissolved because, Dr. Oteng Gyasi, the then chairman opposed the appointment of Ms Julie Essiam, who happens to be highly favored by former finance minister, Ken Ofori Atta.

Rev. Dr. Ammishaddai Owusu-Amoah (62) would be replaced by his deputy in charge of the Support Services Division, Ms Julie Essiam (61), whose appointment also makes her the first woman to serve in that capacity. A senior member of the ruling government’s party, who is also an MP is expected to be appointed as Board Chair according to pro-government outlet Asaase Radio.

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Earlier last year, Dr. Ammishaddai Owusu-Amoah faced calls for his removal as petitioners said he had surpassed the retiring age of 60.

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