Skills development vital to revenue administration – GRA Boss

cediMr George Blankson, Commissioner-General of Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has noted that effective improvement on revenue administration in the country calls skills development.

Mr Blankson made the observation at the maiden GRA-Cooperative Credit Union (GRACCU) Annual Business plan training programme for committee members and other executives in Kasoa on Wednesday.

He said credit unions continue to offer significant contribution for workers to plan for the future.

He assured the union of management’s commitment to build the capacity of members to strengthen and expand their operations.

Mr Blankson asked the executives of the GRACCU to intensify its membership drive to involve other organisations.

Dr Adriana Ignea, Employee Wellbeing Programme Coordinator, said the programme includes improvement of access to health care, social protection and financial counselling service.

She said the programme is fully integrated and implemented by the GRA focal persons and its partners.

Dr Ignea said management is conducting health screening for communicable and non-communicable diseases with referrals to the Ghana Health Service.

She said the objective of the programme is to enhance the health status of GRA and Ghana Community Network Services (GCnet) employees and their families and provide them with social protection.

GCnet operates an electronic system for processing trade and customs documents.

“The employee wellbeing programme is a workplace venture, which will educate the personnel on their health needs as well as afford them the opportunity to be screened for some of the most common diseases,” Dr Ignea said.

The GRACCU, which was inaugurated on December 10, 2010, began as the Internal Revenue Service Credit Union.

Source: GNA

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