….Says President was insulted
As the intricate saga surrounding the Strategic Mobilization Ghana Ltd (SML) transaction continues, the President, Nana Akufo-Addo, resolutely dismissed the plea from Rev. Dr Ammishaddai Owusu-Amoah, the Commissioner General of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) to recommence the controversial deal.
The Commissioner General’s audacious move to approach the President directly, even after embarking on a holiday hiatus, has added an unexpected layer of complexity to an already contentious situation.
In the plea, the Commissioner General, argued that suspending the transaction would inflict potential damage on the country’s revenue stream, a claim dismissed by advocates and people with insight into the transaction.
On Super Morning Show, last week, Ben Boakye of Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP), dismissed the position of the Commission General, indicating the GRA boss provided no basis for his revenue loss claims.