Accra, Jan. 20, GNA -
The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has held an awards ceremony for 190 workers
who retired from the Authority in 2018.
The workers, made up of 48 management, 61 senior and 81 junior staff, had served the organisation in different capacities for between two and 44 years. Each of them received a plaque and flat screen television set.
Mr Emmanuel Kofi Nti, the Commissioner General of GRA, congratulated the retirees for their immeasurable contributions to the Authority and the country over the years to ensure development and economic growth.
He said the revenue they had helped to mobilise had kept government’s programmes and activities running to improve the lives of the people.
“Many of you have spent your entire youthful and working years serving in different capacities raising revenue for the development of our country,” he said.
Mr Nti urged the retirees to contribute ideas that would help the GRA in its transformational agenda and assured them of management’s readiness to listen.
“Doing this from an outsider’s perspective is probably best as you are free from all encumbrances as an insider,” he added.
He urged them to put their expertise and knowledge to the benefit of society and adopt an active and healthy lifestyle.
Mr Nti urged those in active service to be more committed to their duties so they can be proud of their contributions when the time comes for them to retire.
Mr Harry Owusu, the Board Chairman of GRA, lauded the performance of the retired staff over the years, and said their hard work and unflinching loyalty had contributed greatly to building their reputation and enhancing the GRA brand.
“It is now the turn of the serving officers to take up the mantle. I know you will work harder to ensure we meet our targets in 2019 and the years ahead,” he said.