The Commissioner General of the Customs Division, Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), Dr. Amishaddai Owusu-Amoah, has held a crunch meeting with some senior officers to call off its sit-down strike.

The officials are unhappy that officers who participated and passed the promotion examinations have still not been upgraded, despite available vacancies.

The situation has compelled them to lay down their tools at some sensitive collection points across the country.

Speaking to Joy News, an aggrieved Customs Officer of the Airport – who spoke on condition of anonymity – said after more than 30 years in the service, he has not been promoted although he qualified.

“I was brought into Customs, November 1988 just after my A-Level national service. I have worked for 34 years [and] should have gone through about 15 or more promotions.

“This is because we are supposed to be promoted every four to five years. I entered as a junior officer, I motivated myself and went into the university and got my first degree in 2000; yet, I haven’t reached the level of my colleagues in the army,” he complained.

Explaining further, Joy News’ Elton Brobbey said the personnel have undertaken all measures including filing a Right to Information (RTI) request, all in the bid to ensure their promotion.

However, every means adopted have proved futile.

On the back of these, the Senior Officers have resorted to industrial action to drum home their displeasure.