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Tax-evading Chinese nationals release wild dogs on GRA officers

It took the intervention of the preventive staff of the Ghana Revenue Authority to save officials of the Tax Enforcement Unit from being mauled by wild dogs.

GRA officials

The scary incident occurred on Thursday, December 8, 2022, at quarry sites in Kasoa in the Central region.

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According to myjoyonline.com, the Chines national operating in the quarry sites released the GRA officers in a bid to prevent them from carrying out their official duty.

The Head of Enforcement at the GRA, in charge of Accra Central, Joseph Annan is reported to have confirmed the incident, saying the Chinese nationals quickly unleashed their dogs as soon as they saw the officials.

“We experienced some nasty encounter today. Dogs were released on us but thanks to our security officers in the name of the preventive staff.

“There are a lot of Chinese nationals operating here without paying the VAT, and when we come to enforce the law, they open their dogs,” he said as quoted by the news website.

Annan vowed that the said Chinese nationals will not get away with their conduct this time around because they are in the habit of obstructing the GRA officials anytime they try to enforce the tax laws.

“We will deal with them for trying to push us back. The case will be investigated and then the docket will be completed and handed over to our legal unit for possible prosecution.”

The officers visited Executive Quarry, Pilot Stone Quarry, Tonnisco Quarry and Hao Xin Quarry, all of which Annan said are “Chinese companies operating in Ghana without paying the VAT”.

The GRA officials had earlier shut down some quarry companies in the Shai-Osudoku Municipality for failing to pay taxes.

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