Members of Food and Beverage Association who import through the Tema port have asked the Ghana Revenue Authority to make the import tax on rice equitable across board.
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In apparent reaction to complaints by small-scale rice importers over high tariffs, the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has slashed the duty at the Elubo Border from $0.97 per kilo of rice to $0.75 per a kilo to pave the way for the importers to clear thousands of bags of rice locked up at the Ghana-Cote …
Accra, Nov. 15, GNA – Mr Thomas Mills, Leader of the Anti-revenue Leakages Special Monitoring Team of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), on Monday declared war on importers and revenue collectors, whose illegal activities cost the State millions of cedis.
Wow, just when I thought the claim by the Food and Beverages Association that massive smuggling of rice into the country was killing their business and depleting the national coffers was the last word on a long running story, comes this rebuttal from the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority.
“I have pain in my heart, because some of your colleagues are spoiling your good name. I’m getting daily reports about acts of collusion, about bribery, about under-valuation, and worst of all I have first-hand evidence of customs officers helping smugglers to smuggle goods across our borders. In one I have a video of this.
The Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Dr Kwabena Duffour, has taken the Customs, Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS) to task and challenged its leadership and workers to rid the service of its perceived corruption.
It has now been established that despite clear indications that a consignment of paddy rice imported into the country was unwholesome, the Customs, Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS) went ahead and sold it to a private company – Divine Feed Mill and Farms Limited.
The Deputy Minister of Finance Mr. Fiifi Kwetey, has told the The New Weekend Crusading Guide in an exclusive interview that government of Ghana had instructed the Customs Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS) to investigate the smuggling scandal at Kofi Badu Krom in the Western Region of Ghana and its surrounding border towns.
The Ghana flag is fluttering and flying proudly at full mast at Kofi Badu Krom border. The apparent diligence and commitment to the patriotic duty of serving mother Ghana with integrity was on shining display.