The contract involves Safaritech conducting forensic audits on telecom companies and has come under scrutiny recently.
Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), James Klutse Avedzi, had issued a two-week ultimatum in July for GRA to provide details about the contract in response to concerns raised by Sam George, a committee member.
George had alleged that Safaritech was delisted and operated from a barber shop, raising doubts about the legitimacy of the company.
In an official statement dated August 3, GRA addressed the situation. The authority explained that it had undertaken necessary measures to ensure compliance with legal requirements while engaging Safaritech Ghana Limited for forensic audit services.
GRA emphasized its commitment to due diligence, stating, “In the specific case of Safaritech Ghana Limited, (SGL) GRA took reasonable and appropriate steps to satisfy all legal requirements to procure the services of SGL to carry out forensic audits on telecommunication companies in Ghana among other services.”
Additionally, the authority refuted claims regarding a contract with Safaritech UK, making it clear that there were no business dealings with that entity.
Safaritech Ghana Limited's involvement has garnered attention due to its collaboration with GRA officials since the contract's signing in 2018.
The company's work came into focus when its forensic audit in January 2023 resulted in MTN Ghana facing a contentious tax liability of over GH¢8.2 billion.