Drivers’ licences, certificates of compliance, registrations being forged at GRA, investigation launched

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The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) says it is currently investigating corruption within its agency.

GRA’s Commissioner General, Godfrey Statia

The Revenue Authority said that in its “day to day operations” it has “unearthed an illegal operation involving some unscrupulous members of its staff working in collusion with willing outside participants and members of the public in the issuance and use of forged drivers’ licences, certificates of compliance and registrations.”

While outlining that it will not presently divulge full details since an investigation is ongoing, GRA however, said that “those staff identified as part of this illegal operation have since been sent on leave to facilitate the investigation.”

Moreover, the tax body implored that all financial transactions should be conducted by the cashiers and an official GRA receipt should be issued for all monies paid.

The GRA in a statement posited that it “will continue to work to improve its systems to minimize illegal activity and ensure that integrity and transparency are the hallmark of the agency. However, it needs the help of the general public in ridding the agency of staff who are determined to discredit the Authority by engaging in unscrupulous activities with willing participants and confidence tricksters.”

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