Godfrey Statia is new GRA Commissioner General

Last Updated on Monday, 18 July 2016, 15:35 by Denis Chabrol

Public Accountant and Attorney-at-Law, Godfrey Statia  has been appointed as the new Commissioner General of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA), according to usually reliable sources.

He was chosen from among four applicants by the GRA’s Governing Board.

When Statia assumes office before month-end, he would become the next substantive office holder after Kurshid Sattaur with whom the tax collection agency parted company several months ago. Ms. Ingrid Griffith is currently acting as Commissioner General.

Statia is a former General Manager at the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company in the late 1990s who later went on to be a consultant for that utility company.

He is also a one-time Deputy Head of the Inland Revenue Department before the formation of the GRA.

Statia is a Certified Public Accountant and Personal Financial Specialist specializing in individual and small business accounting, taxation and financial planning.

More recently, he served on a Guyana government-appointed tax review committee.