Group drags GRA Board Chair to CHRAJ for ‘insider trading’

Pressure group Youth for accountable governance has petitioned Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), asking for a declaration that acting Board Chairperson of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) is unfit to hold office.

The group in its petition says Madame Adelaide Ahwireng breached Ghana’s laws on conflict of interest and the code of conduct for public officers, in renting out her three-storey duplex and a two storey concrete block property located at Agbogbloshie south industrial area to the GRA, at an annual charge of 1.4 million Ghana cedis.

“It is the case of the Petitioners that Madam Adelaide Ahwireng, as acting Chairperson of GRA, superintended over the leasing of her firm’s properties to GRA without disclosing her interest.

“This puts her in a conflict of interest situation which she ignored and in the process, made private gains out of the transaction. It is also the case of the Petitioners that Madam Adelaide Ahwireng violated article 284 of the 1992 constitution and Section 2.0 of the Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest Guidelines issued by CHRAJ,” the petitioner accused.

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