The president of the Republic, Nana Akufo Addo has reportedly relieved the Commissioner of Customs of the Ghana Revenue Authority, Colonel Kwadwo Damoah (rtd), of his duties.
A statement from the Presidency has ordered the Commissioner to hand over his duties and office to Acting Deputy Commissioner, Seidu Iddrisu Iddisah, according to a report shared by Yen.
The statement said Mr Iddisah would act as the Commissioner of Customs Division pending substantive appointment.
The change is to take effect from Friday, August 26, 2022.
Yen also adds that Deputy Customs Commissioner, Adu Kyei, has been transferred to the Finance Ministry.
Colonel Kwadwo Damoah made headlines recently when he clashed with Special Prosecutor Kissi Agyebeng in an attempt to discredit him.
Addressing senior Customs officers at a retreat in Kumasi Wednesday, Colonel Damoah said the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) had attempted to indict himself and the Deputy Commissioner of Operations of the GRA in an investigative report released this week.
Colonel Damoah also asserted that the Special Prosecutor’s investigation was “hollow and actuated by malice”.
“Anybody who has read that report very well would know that basis of that and luckily for me, God is always on my side. Before that report came, that person had made a statement to some people who had come (to tell me that), he was going to publish something that will discredit me and he will do that and I even sent people to go and tell him that he’s a small boy and I am older than him. I have lived a meaningful life and if he attempts to destroy me, it won’t be easy for him”.
“People have tried it, I have survived and this one too I will survive,” Colonel Damoah said to rapturous applause from the Senior Customs Officers who had gathered at the function in Kumasi.
Col. Kwadwo Damoah alleged that the Special Prosecutor, Kissi Agyebeng had targeted him because he blocked one Mr Akurugu from being seconded to the OSP.