The Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning has presented 30 Toyota Pick-Up vehicles to the Ghana Revenue Authority to help the organization in its revenue mobilization drive.
The vehicles are the first batch of 159 vehicles, comprising Toyota, buses, trucks and 55 motorbikes.
Mr Enoch Cobbinah, Chief Director of Ministry, who presented the vehicles on behalf of the Finance Minister Dr Kwabena Duffuor on Tuesday, said the presentation was a demonstration of government’s commitment to resource GRA to enable it to deliver effectively and efficiently.
He said the mandate to mobilize revenue for national development was paramount and there was the need to provide the GRA with the necessary logistics to enable it meet set revenue targets.
Mr Cobbinah urged the management and staff to work hard to enhance productivity and added that government was working out modalities to serve as motivation for employees of the GRA.
Mr George Blankson, the Commissioner-General of the GRA, expressed appreciation to the Ministry of Finance for the vehicles and said it would support effective revenue mobilization.
“There is no doubt that the vehicles will enhance the Authority’s productivity and contribute to the revenue mobilization drive,” he said, adding that measures would be put in place to ensure that the vehicles were used for the intended purpose.
Mr Cobbinah appealed to tax payers to make effort to settle their tax liabilities as the year draws to a close.