Vesta Daily – Accra: The Member of Parliament for the North Tongu constituency, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has refused to apologize to the Commissioner-General of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), Rev. Dr Ammishaddai Owusu-Amoah, for accusing him of fleeing the country while a contract he supervised is being probed.
In a post on social media, Ablakwa accused the President of Ghana, Akufo-Addo, of assisting the GRA boss to flee the country despite the ongoing auditing of the GRA and Strategic Mobilisation Limited (SML) revenue assurance contract.
Ablakwa demanded an explanation from the president over the absence of the boss.
However, GRA, in a response, disputed the allegation, stating its chairman has not absconded but is on leave. Dr. Owusu-Amoah’s vacation was authorized about a month ago, and according to GRA’s statement, he is anticipated to return to work on January 15.
GRA called Ablakwa’s remark a deliberate distortion of the truth and sought an apology.
Ablakwa responded by saying he owes the GRA no apology since their argument does not refute the conclusions of his indisputable parliamentary oversight.
I want to reassure the GRA that I owe them no apology and that they won’t be receiving one either. The GRA’s answer is appallingly inadequate in refuting the conclusions of my unquestionable parliamentary inspection.