Mahama Ayariga has been charged for fraudulently evading tax and working in foreign currency echange with out license
The Particular Prosecutor has begun the prosecution of Bawku Central MP after charging him for fraudulently evading tax and working in foreign currency echange with out a license.
Mahama Ayariga has been charged with the fraudulent evasion of taxes after he paid the obligation of ¢6,000 when he imported 3 Toyota land cruisers as an alternative of licensed responsibility of ¢36,000.
The previous Data Minister has additionally been charged with abuse of his place of job as a public officer for private achieve.
The Particular Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, accuses him of marketing the 3 Toyota automobiles that have been bought with a mortgage from Parliament intended for his use as a public officer to Fredrich Marfo of Atlas Hire A Automotive.
He additionally accuses Ayariga of Dealing in foreign currency echange with out a license and moving cash to an agent in Dubai with out a considered necessary license when he bought the automobile.
An Financial and Organised Crime Place of job prosecutor filed the case in court docket on March 22 this yr.
The SP wrote the details of offence charging him with 5 counts.
The opposition Nationwide Democratic Congress (NDC) MP is one in every of 25 different former and present govt officers underneath investigation via the anti-graft frame.
Alternatively, former Data Minister Mahama Ayariga has stressed out that he by no means abused his place of job for private achieve.
Following a Pleasure Information record highlighting those circumstances, the previous minister has defended his movements, rejecting all 3 accusations in opposition to him.
At the subject of tax evasion within the importation of land cruisers, he has defined that he has complied with a tax evaluate from the Ghana Earnings Authority (GRA) and has been issued receipts confirming his tax compliance.
He additionally rejected accusations that he breached procurement regulations within the acquire of a few ambulances.
Mr Ayariga has defined additional that, he permitted the Bawku Municipal Meeting to make use of his percentage of the Not unusual Fund to shop for the ambulance.
The automobiles had been introduced in underneath responsibility exemption given via the Finance Minister and the Meeting paid the customs price for the ambulances.
He stated Martin Amidu has seized the ambulances and parked them for 10 months now.