The Acting Commissioner-General of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), Mr. Ammishaddai Owusu-Amoah, has been confirmed Commissioner General.
The confirmation was communicated to him via a Public Services Commission (PSC) letter dated 25th January 2021.
The PSC letter comes on the heels of a letter dated 19th December 2020 and signed by Nana Bediatuo Asante, Executive Secretary to the President, confirming Ammishaddai Owusu-Amoah.
Insiders, however, insist that the confirmation was done on the blind side of the appointing authority.
It is emerging that President Akufo-Addo did not give approval for the confirmation letter just as he did not give approval for Ammishaddai Owusu-Amoah to be issued a letter dated 19th May 2020 to act as Commissioner General.
The President, DAYBREAK was told, has already penned someone for the position and, with purported confirmation, its withdrawal would have put the government in bad light.
DAYBREAK is aware that there were trips to the Finance Ministry and the Presidency with hard cash for the whole agenda.
The cash for the whole grubby business, DAYBREAK learnt, was charged on GRA’s contributions to National Security operations so that it could not be traced.
All over the world, various sectors within government contribute towards National Security operations and, just like security budgets, such contributions are always secret.
There were several attempts by certain elements, including blood relatives of President Akufo-Addo, to secure Mr. Owusu-Amoah’s confirmation because he has been doing their bidding.
Already, a parcel of land that was going to house the Ghana Revenue Authority has been sold by goons in the game, with the proposed headquarters now going to be housed at already tight Kanda.