Amadu Kamil Sanah, GNA
Accra, June. 11, GNA - The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) on Monday made a donation of some items to Sheikh Dr Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu, the National Chief Imam.
The items include; 200 bags of rice (25kg), 100 cartons of mackerel, 100 gallons of oil and 50 cartons of tin tomatoes.
Mr Kwasi Bobie Ansah, Assistant Commissioner in-charge of Communications and Public Affairs said the gesture was part of the GRA’s Corporate Social Responsibility.
He revealed that even though some of them were not Muslims, the management of the GRA knew that one month of fasting was not easy and that the donation was to show love and brotherhood to the Muslim community in the country.
“As Muslims prepare to end the month of Ramadan, we know that they have prayed for peace, unity and stability for our country and we must also show love to them as brothers and sisters.”
Mr Bobie said citizens could not pay their taxes when there was no peace and that for Muslims to fast for one whole month praying for peace, “They must be supported.”
He said early this year, the management of the GRA solicited the support of Dr Sheikh Sharubutu during their tax campaign to engage the Muslim community in educating them on how to fulfil their tax obligations.
Mr Bobie also took the opportunity to explain to Ghanaians on the importance of acquiring a Tax Identification Number (TIN) and the Tax amnesty giving to Ghanaians from 2014 to 2017 which would expire on August 31, 2018.
Sheikh Sharubutu thanked the management of the GRA for the gesture and for remembering the Muslim community during the month of Ramadan.
He said the month of Ramadan was important to Muslims as the Holy Quran was revealed to Prophet Muhammad during that period.
Sheikh Sharubutu prayed for the management of the GRA, the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his Vice Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and the entire country for peace, unity, stability and wisdom.