…. Disregards Gov’t Order

Even though President Akufo-Addo has dissolved all statutory boards and corporations with immediate effect, DAYBREAK can confirm that the former Board Chairman, Professor Stephen Adei and Ammishaddai Owusu-Amoah, Acting Commissioner General of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), are going ahead to organize a meeting that clearly defies the directives of the President.

A statement signed by the Chief of Staff, Akosua Fremah Opare Osei, said statutory boards and corporations shall be reconstituted by the President or the relevant appointing authority in due course. The directive, according to her, is in line with the Presidential Transition Act 845 Section 14.

The action is in accordance with the Presidential Transition Act, 2012, (Act 845), to avoid gaps in the running of state affairs. However, with the backing of caretaker Minister of Finance, Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta, the two are organizing retreat for Commissioners and members of the dissolved board of the GRA.

The event, which was expected to start on Sunday, January 31 to February 3, 2021, was moved to today 2nd February to 4th February 2021, after one of the members was reported sick and as such the meeting is likely be virtual for safety precautions, according to DAYBREAK sources.

What is intriguing is the fact that Mr. Ammishaddai Owusu-Amoah, in his letter to the members of the defunct board members and management, described Mr. Ofori-Atta as Honourable Minister of Finance when, indeed, he is just a caretaker minister.

Members of the dissolved board are seething with anger as to why the President’s order to dissolve all boards of state institution could be defied with such impunity.