Akufo-Addo appoints Julie Essiam as new GRA boss

Akufo-Addo appoints Julie Essiam as new GRA boss

Madam Julie Essiam has been named by President Akufo-Addo as the new Commissioner-General of the Ghana Revenue Authority.

She takes Rev. Dr. Ammishaddai Owusu-Amoah’s position. Madam Julie Essiam served as the Commissioner in charge of the GRA’s Support Services Division prior to her appointment.

Her appointment was made just hours after the GRA Board was dissolved by President Akufo-Addo.

The Dr. Anthony Oteng-Gyasi-led Board was dissolved, while no explanation was provided; nonetheless, there have reportedly been some recent disagreements.

The president’s action follows days after New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearer Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia claimed that GRA was taxing businesses unfairly because of unachievable goals.

The dissolved GRA Board had Dr. Anthony Oteng-Gyasi as the board chairman, while, Mr. Ammishaddai Owusu-Amoah, Mad. Adelaide Ahwireng, Prof. Peter Ohene Kyei, Mr. Kwabena Boaten, Mrs. Dela Obeng-Sakyi, Dr. Maxwell Opoku-Afari, and Nana Ama Dokua Asiamah-Adjei as members.

Profile of Julie Essiam

Ms. Julie Essiam is an accomplished Banking Executive with a professional passion for sustainable transformation and development work; whether it is developing and transforming businesses, developing talent or transforming communities.

Prior to her appointment Ms. Julie Essiam was the Group Executive at the Ecobank Group with branches covering 40 countries across North America, Europe, Africa and other parts of the world.

Ms. Julie Essiam is a firm believer in investing in the next generation and therefore has dedicated the last fifteen years of her professional life working with the youth in monitoring and supporting them shape their thinking around their respective life journeys.

She is the concept originator and the founder of Africans4Africa (A4A) initiation; a private sector led development organization that calls for a collaborative effort across the leadership of Africa to contribute to the successful achievement of an impactful transformation of the continent towards a thriving and prosperous Africa.

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