The Commissioner General of Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), Emmanuel Kofi Nti, has admonished newly graduated Senior Cadets of Customs Division to acquaint them with GRA code of conduct and exhibit the appropriate ethical approach to their work.
That, he said, calls for hard work and professionalism so as to achieve their core mandate of raising more revenue for the state.
Mr Nti was addressing the passing-out parade of Customs Senior Cadets at Kpetoe GRA Academy on Friday, where 30 females and 21 males graduated after completing nine months training.
According to him, there was no doubt that the job of revenue mobilisation, particularly as operations and preventive officers required determination, hard work, tenacity and above all integrity to succeed.
The GRA boss reminded the officers that they were going to be posted to various collection points and stations where their job would expose them to compromising situations.
He, therefore, advised them to display the greatest amount of love and loyalty to GRA and the country.
Mr Nti assured that hard work and resistance to such compromising situations would be rewarded by the management while at the same time errant behaviour would be severely sanctioned.
“Our duty is to increase levels in all facets of our operations,” he said and urged them to change the perception the public had about customs officers.
Touching on their attitude to work, Mr Nti noted that they would be scrutinised by not only management but society as well.
He, therefore, charged them to deal and treat traders and importers as customers fairly without whom GRA would find it difficult to exist.
Mr Ntim commended the Commandant of the academy and his staff for taking the officers through the nine months intensive training.
The Volta Regional Minister, Dr Achibald Letsa urged the officers to follow their passion and continuously explore new opportunities to make a difference in their work.
FROM KAFUI GATI, KPETOE