Ghana Revenue Authority hold Memorial Service for Late President Atta Mills (Former Commissioner)
Present were the Board Chairman of the Authority Mr. Ernest E. Kwesie, the Commissioner General Mr. George Blankson, his associate Commissioners Mrs. Comfort Boohene-Osafo, Mr. Anthony Minlah and Major General Carl Modey. Also in attendance were his Deputy Commissioners and Assistant Commissioners.
Rev. David Okoe and Oduro Yeboah consoled members of staff on the departure of the Commissioner. Delivering his address, the Commissioner General recounted how as a Commissioner the Late President championed various reforms in tax administration. It was also during his tenure that the managerial autonomy of the IRS was crystallized having been moved from the Civil Service to operate as a semi-autonomous self-accounting revenue agency. He also saw to the formation of some recreational clubs. Again, during his tenure of office, there was a remarkable reduction in tax rates and measures to broaden the tax base was introduced.
Tributes presented by his former Clerk and an Assistant Commissioner of the Planning Unit attested to the fact that, indeed, the Late Commissioner was a man of peace, humilty and cared for others.
"All the forces of nature were so well mixed up in him that nature itself might say - This was a man". (Shakespeare)
|Photo exhibition of his tenure in IRS|
|Moi signing the Book of Condolence|
|The Commissioner General flanked by the Board Chairman and his Associate Commissioners|
|Some members of Top Management|
|Some members of staff|
|A corss section of staff (Mrs. Lydia Amamoo, head bowed)|
|Ag. Commissioner of DTRD, Mrs. Comfort Boohene- Osafo|
|Commissioner of Support Services, Mr. Anthony Minlah|
|Commissioner of Customs, Maj. Gen. Carl Modey|
|The Orthodox Choir ministering|
|Rev. Oduro Yeboah, also SSA President|
|Assisant Commissioner of Planning, Mrs. Jemima Aboagye|
|Board Chairman, Mr. Ernest E. Kwesie|
|Commissioner General, Mr. George Blankson|
|Staff exchanging pleasantries|
|Moi in my mourning mood|
|My bosses, Mr. Jackson Berko and Mr. Theophilus Gaskin,|
Assistant Commissioner Research & Policy and Chief Revenue Officer respectively