Akufo Addo Sacks Customs Boss

President Akufo-Addo has finally sacked the Commissioner General of the customs division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), Col. Kwadjo Damoah.

This was after Col. Damoah was being investigated by the office of the special Prosecuter for alleged corruption.

For some time now, Col. Damoah has been engaged in a war of words with the special Prosecuter, Kissi Agyabeng for engaging in corrupt deals at the port.

In a letter signed by the Director of Communications at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin, the letter directed Col. Damoah to hand over to his deputy.

“Following the expiration of your contract of service as Commissioner (Customs Division) of the Ghana Revenue Authority on 13th October 2021, the President of the Republic has directed that effective

Friday 26th August 2022, you hand over your duties and office to the acting Deputy Commissioner

(Preventive Division)”, portions of the letter reads.

Col. Damoah, who denied any wrong doing described the investigation by the special procuter as hollow and illegal.

He also stated that, the attempt by the special Prosecuter to paint him bad will not work as some people have tried it and did not succeed.

There are calls by Civil Society Organizations for the dismissal of the customs boss for investigations to be carried out.

Some anti-corruption campaigners have indicated that, the best thing is for the Commissioner to step aside for investigations to be carried out.

But, former Special Prosecuter, Martin Amidu disagreed with the decision by the Special Prosecuter to investigate Col. Damoah as he described it as as illegal and without any mandate.