Prospective car buyers have been urged to make thorough checks at the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), to save them from trouble.
wpid-GHANA-REVENUE-AUTHORITY-GRA-e1355392342153.jpgThey should make sure that appropriate duties on vehicles they intend buying have been paid, and to also satisfy themselves of the validity or otherwise of the documents covering the vehicles.
This comes amid growing arrest and seizure of smuggled cars into the country. For this year alone, about 183 such cars have been impounded by customs officers in the Kumasi Metropolis.
Mr Isaac Kofi Toffah, Assistant Commissioner of Customs in-charge of the Ashanti Sector Command, gave the advice at a day?s sensitization workshop organized for journalists in Kumasi.
This was to help them have better understanding of the customs procedures and processes, in order to accurately inform, educate and protect the public from unscrupulous car importers.
The participants were also taken through the legal regimes and challenges confronting the operations of the Division in its tax collection.
Mr Toffah called for stronger collaboration between the Media and the Division, to educate the people on their tax obligations to help maximize revenue.
He said it was important for journalists to know the procedures used in collecting taxes, so as to appreciate the work and challenges facing custom officers, adding that this would help to erase the erroneous perception that custom officers were thieves and corrupt.
Mr Robert Mensah, Assistant Commissioner in-charge of Public Affairs, said in-spite of logistics and human resources challenges, the Division was working hard to rake in adequate revenue for national development.



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