GRA Boss’s Salary of ₵137,794.80, ₵6,000 House Allowance and Others Provoke Reaction from Ghanaians.

Public outcry has erupted in Ghana over the remuneration package of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) boss, Rev. Ammishaddai Owusu-Amoah. The controversy has been fuelled by recent revelations of the salary and allowances the GRA boss receives from the state’s coffers, causing consternation amongst Ghanaians in an already struggling economy.

Rev. Ammishaddai Owusu-Amoah, the current head of GRA and a pastor at Tesano Baptist Church, has been a topic of media interest in recent times. Earlier, he had come under scrutiny for allegations of authorising a SML contract worth ¢100 Million without due authority.

This week, the spotlight was again on him when a question regarding his age was raised at the Public Account Committee sitting. Despite the official retirement age being 60, Owusu-Amoah, 62, continues to serve in his capacity as GRA boss.

The most recent controversy surrounds his salary and benefits. Kwame Nkrumah Tikesie of Okay FM unveiled a breakdown of Owusu-Amoah’s salary and allowances, triggering a wave of reactions among Ghanaians. The specifics of the revealed remuneration, funded by taxpayers, have stirred significant public debate.

This unfolding situation has put a spotlight on the issue of public officials’ remuneration in a country grappling with economic challenges. As the controversy continues to unravel, the public awaits further clarity and possible repercussions.

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