All Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) offices in the Greater Accra region, Greater Kumasi and the Awutu Senya East area, will not operate during the period of the partial lockdown that starts from the dawn of Monday, March 30, 2020.
Consequently, all staff are to stay home.
According to the GRA, all other officers in the regions outside the affected areas, however, must continue to report to work. But they must strictly adhere to the social distancing directives and all protocols relating to the prevention of COVID-19 that have been communicated.
In a statement signed by the Commissioner-General, Ammishaddai Owusu Amoah, the GRA said: “All heads of offices within the affected areas are to ensure that their office premises are secured by Sunday, March 29, 2020. They are also to ensure that all equipment, including air conditioners and computers are properly tuned off.
“Security officers in the affected offices are to be on duty to provide the needed security and will be assisted by officers of the Preventive Department of the Customs Division. These officers will be provided with official GRA passes to enable them to attend to their duties when necessary.”
It added: “All staff are advised to adhere strictly to the directives given by the President of the Republic of Ghana.
“Management assures all staff of its commitment to their well-being and will communicate additional directives to staff where necessary.”
Meanwhile, the GRA says all taxpayers will be provided with bank accounts and email addresses to enable them pay their taxes via banks.