By Roselyn Ganyaglo
The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has dismissed reports alleging that it is auctioning some agrochemicals, fertilisers, and other inputs due to COCOBOD’s inability to pay duties on the items.
GRA described such reports as disingenuous and misleading.
It urged Ghanaians to disregard the report.
GRA, in a statement, explained that some agrochemicals and other items were imported into the country by COCOBOD. These items overstayed at the State Warehouse and, as a result, were sent to the Uncleared Cargo List (UCL).
Thereafter, the items were gazetted as the law demands. However, because the agro-products are essential commodities needed for the effective running of the operations of COCOBOD, they were not allocated to a different entity.
As such, although the containers were under UCL, GRA carefully considered the request from COCOBOD and the key role it plays in the economy of Ghana and restored the items to them.
The Ghana Revenue Authority added that COCOBOD paid the required duties on the agrochemicals and has therefore not auctioned any products.