GRA Boss sent on 200 days leave to facilitate audit

Commissioner General of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA), Khurshid Sattaur

By Jomo Paul

Commissioner General of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA), Khurshid Sattaur
Commissioner General of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA), Khurshid Sattaur

[] – Head of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA), Khurshid Sattaur has been sent on 200 days administrative leave to facilitate an audit into the operations of GRA.

The Commissioner General in a telephone interview with iNews on Thursday, December 17, 2015 confirmed the developments stating that the government made the request and he was happy to comply.

Sattaur, who has been Commissioner General for some 12 years, will be replaced by interim Commissioner General, Ingrid Griffith.

“I am on leave – as from now – I am confirming that. I don’t have a problem with that. I want to make sure that everything is done transparently and there is no hindrance from me,” Sattaur told iNews.

He said he does not fear the audit since he always did his work by the book.

“I always kept my nose clean; I always did things legally…I am prepared to go along with any instruction the government gives me,” the GRA boss said.

Since the APNU+AFC Administration took office in May, the heads of several State agencies have been sent on leave to facilitate audits.

These persons have not been returned to their posts; Sattaur was asked whether he believes a similar fate will befall him.

“It is too early for me to say that. I am just saying what is the standard process…I am willing to comply; I have no problem. I am happy that the agency can be audited,” said Sattaur.



  1. Kurshid is a Gonner. Bon Voyage! The PNC is in control of the ship of state. They will kick out whosoever they want and put some square pegs. What would happen next is everyone’s prediction. The ship will run aground and Guyana back to the days of Guyline.

  2. Harry who cares about witch hunting, they deserve to be witched hunted for all their evil deeds against others.

  3. You can’t expect better from this Regime,this was expected.The Door is opened bigger for stealing our tax-payers’ money.

  4. Rohit maybe the man had to listen to his boss. Not only criminals this quote belongs to (you live by the sword you die by the sword) but to every human being.

  5. GRA Boss sent on 200 days leave to facilitate audit.
    Its about time we get our own PNC people at the top of GRA.
    Burnham or Granger son laws have a good shot now lol

  6. When you passed information to Jagas about the daily newspaper was that legal?
    When you allowed Bai sha ling to clear their trucks and paid not duty that was legal?
    I trust the audit gives you a new lease of professional breath.

  7. You mean will be dismissed at the end of the 200 days…witch hunting is what u call it… on certain category of guyanese…


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