Investigative Journalist Kevin Taylor has blown the cover of National Petroleum Authority (NPA) and Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) about how they are helping some oil marketing companies owned by bigwigs in the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) to evade taxes.
Exposing the whole deal on "With All Due Respect", Mr Taylor revealed that contrary to the standard practice where OMCs who owes taxes for a period of two weeks will be auction to settle such debts, some OMCs due to the fact that they are owned by some senior members of the NPP are owing millions of cedis to the state in taxes, yet GRA is not going after them.
These companies from 2018 till date, have reportedly evaded paying taxes with the help of GRA and NPA Senior officials.
Mr Taylor reports that Oil Marketing companies like G&G oil allegedly owned by Hassan Tampuli, who is the immediate past Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NPA and also the MP for Gushegu constituency owes taxes to the tune of over GHc23 million cedis.
The Northern Regional Chairman of the NPP, Mohammed Baantima widely known as "Chairman Samba" said to be the owner of LillyGold Energy, allegedly owes Ghana in taxes to the sum of over 28 million cedis that NPA and GRA are refusing to go after.
Others like the North East NPP regional chairman, also owns an oil company evading taxes, because his government is in power, Mr Taylor claimed.
These stinking practices by GRA and NPA, is making Ghana lose billions in revenue due to corruption.
Interestingly, owner of Santol Energy,Alhaji Fareed Yakubu, who owes Ghana over GHc52 million cedis has been given a new license to operate a new OMC known as Muna energy so to help him evade taxes due the state.
Kevin Taylor in the past, has done scandals on PDS, NDA, National Lottery Authourity, NYA, and also exposed the oil black market in Ghana weeks ago, in the oil scandal expose' which involves a certain MrAtikpo and his cartel.
Below are some documents giving out names of the companies and how much they owe Ghana which GRA and NPA, is not going after.
It is unclear, what else is influencing the inability of the two institutions not to collect the rightful taxes due the state.