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U/ER: Porous nature of our borders hindering tax collection—GRA

One of the major challenges that hinder revenue collection in the Upper East Region in terms of tax is the porous nature of the borders.

This has been attributed to the lack of understanding of the people on why they should even pay tax.

It was disclosed by the Regional Manager Mr. Baffor Asare of the Customs Execs and Preventive Service (CEPS) of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) in an interview with our Correspondent Emmanuel Akayeti in Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region.

Mr. Asare bowed out of the Upper East Region to honour his next appointment in the petroleum sector as the Deputy Commissioner.

He has been working with the Customs Division of GRA in the Upper East Region for the past two years and has gathered a lot of experience in revenue generation in the Region. He shared some of his experience on the perception of the people regarding the tax system.

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Mr. Asare who had his primary education in the Upper East Region said the people are warm and welcoming and are ready to assist you to achieve your set target.

He advised his colleagues to forge good working relationships within themselves and with their sister department immigration as well as the people within the communities.