The Office of the Special Prosecutor has recovered GH￠1.074 million from Labianca Company Limited, owned by a member of the Council of State, Ms. Eunice Jacqueline Buah Asomah -Henneh. The amount represents a shortfall in import duties the frozen foods company paid to the State.
The Office of the Special Prosecutor accused Ms. Asomah-Henneh of influence-peddling for allegedly using her position as a member of the Council of State and Member of the Board of Directors of the Ghana Ports and Harbour Authority to get a favourable decision from the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority which led to a reduction in the tax liabilities of Labianca Limited.
The GRA Customs Division Commissioner, Colonel Kwadwo Damoah, responded to the allegations in an exclusive interview with Opemsuo Radio’s Kwame Adu Gyamfi Kumanin in Kumasi on the side of the Customs Management Retreat, but he denied any wrongdoing as the Special Prosecutor, Lawyer Kissi Agyabeng, had suggested.
According to Colonel Kwadwo Damoah (RTD), his deputy Commissioner in question did not commit any wrong dealings concerning the Labianca Company Limited import fees.
He said Labianca Company Limited applied for an “Advance Ruling” procedure which is not contrary to their Customs laws in the country.
Col. Damoah indicated that the Labianca Company Limited in question even started using “Advance Ruling” procedures since 2015, under the erstwhile Mahama Government.
He added that GRA work with laws, rules, and regulations concerning import duties.
Source: Opemsuo.com/Kwame Adu Gyamfi Kumanin.