Sam Nartey George, a member of parliament for Ningo-Prampram, has voiced dissatisfaction with a contract that the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has given to Safaritech.
Sam George learned that the corporation, which was purportedly established in the UK, had been delisted since 2016.
He also disclosed that Safaritech’s present address is connected to a tailor business in Spintex.
The information was made public while the GRA was present at a meeting of the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament.
George questioned the GRA officials, asking, “Would it interest you if I told you that, according to our research, you hired this business in 2020, despite the fact that it had been struck from the UK company registration as of 2016? Their registration base was listed as the UK. How thoroughly did you investigate them before hiring them?
The Ghana Revenue Authority’s Commissioner-General, Dr. Ammishaddai Owusu-Amoah, responded by stating, “I will acquire this information since I didn’t anticipate it to be part of today’s programme. I don’t believe that was around 2020, but I will verify and provide you the pertinent details.
Undeterred, “Well, that doesn’t change the fact that this company was delisted in 2016,” Sam George said. Furthermore, based on a Safaritech study that KPMG contested, you assessed MTN Ghana Limited, the best corporate taxpayer in Ghana, a 773 million US dollar back tax. What kind of research was done, and at what cost? Could you give more information on the consulting Safaritech performed and how much it cost the taxpayers?
The head of the GRA asked for more time so that he could have complete information.
In order to understand the nature of the committee’s participation with a firm whose stated location is now a tailor shop on Spintex Road, George then asked that the committee be given the specifics of the expense connected with Safaritech’s engagement.
On the basis of this, James, the head of the PAC committee, requested that GRA present this data to the House in two weeks.