Mr. Khan should publicly apologise to GRA staff
I wish to refer to a letter dated Thursday June 23, 2011 titled “WHAT IS HIS RATIONAL BEHIND THE BUREAUCRATIC NONSENSE AT GRA?” written by Rafiq T Khan and published in the Stabroek News.
The Commissioner-General, Mr. Khurshid Sattaur, CCH dealt eloquently with this matter in his reply to Mr. Khan’s vilification of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA).
In support of the Commissioner General, we would like to bring to Mr. Khan’s attention that the Directors of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently praised the Commissioner-General and the Governing Board for the efforts made to improve the GRA as a functional organization, its Total Revenue Integrated Processing System (TRIPS), the profiling of taxpayers, the onsite inspections made at the country’s ports of entry, and it’s fiscal policies.
I would like to ask Mr. Khan this question. How can the IMF write such positive things about the GRA, which according to him “is staffed by the world’s most inept people”? I wonder how he will feel conducting business in future with “the inept staff” at GRA, since two things in life are certain, DEATH AND THE PAYMENT OF TAXES.
My advice to him is not to curse the bridge which you certainly must cross as a taxpayer at some time. In addition, the GRA is one of the few organizations in this country where approximately 75% of the staff has degrees and they can hold their own in any part of the world.
It could be deduced that Mr. Khan’s letter was written to tarnish the good efforts being made by the Commissioner-General to improve the operations of the agency; but he will not succeed.
In future, Mr. Khan, you should relax if you are frustrated before you put pen to paper. As for your diatribe, you need to publicly apologise to the GRA staff.
GRA STAFF in support of the Commissioner General