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Col. Kwadwo Damoah (RTD)

  kwadwo.damoah@gra.gov.gh

Biography

Col K Damoah (Rtd) is currently the Commissioner of the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA). He was appointed Acting Commissioner on 30th May, 2019 and subsequently confirmed on 19th May, 2020. Prior to his appointment as Commissioner, he had been a Board Member of the Ghana Revenue Authority from May 2017. He was appointed a Technical Advisor to the Commissioner General from October 2017 to June 2019. 

He was a lecturer at the Faculty of Law and Business Department of the Zenith University College in Accra between 2010 and 2018. From 2005 to 2009, he worked at the Directorate of Manpower Planning (DMP) of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF), General Headquarters–Burma Camp, Accra, and was in charge of recruitment and enlistment of personnel. He served also as the President of the Pensions Assessment Board and Executive Secretary for the Honours and Awards Committee of the GAF. At the GAF Command and Staff College at Teshie in Accra, where he served from 2002 to 2005, he became the Financial Comptroller and represented the Command and Staff College on the Defence Budget Committee. He was the Financial Advisor to the Commandant of the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College. He was also the Service Financial Comptroller at the Ghana Army Headquarters from 1996 to 2002.

Earlier in 2002, Col Damoah had a stint at the Office of the Defence Financial Comptroller of the Ghana Armed Forces at the General Headquarters. From 1985 to 1986, he served at the Airborne Force in Tamale as a Platoon Commander, where, amongst other things, he was commanding a platoon for Internal Security Operations in Bawku and its environs.

At UN Peacekeeping Operations, Col Damoah is one of the proud Ghanaian military officers who have carved a niche for the Ghanaian Army having served in the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) Ghanbatt 29 and Ghanbatt 39 from 1987 to 1988 and 1993 to 1994, correspondingly. Col Damoah is a proud recipient of the prestigious Long Service and Good Conduct Award of the Ghana Armed Forces (1985–2007) and UN Medal for Peacekeeping — Ghanbatt 39 and Ghanbatt 29.

He holds a BL from the Ghana School of Law, 2006; Master of Arts Degree in International Affairs, Legon, 2005; Executive MBA (Finance), Legon, 2002; BSC Admin (Accounting), Legon, 1982. Col. K Damoah is a partner in Amet Le Grand Law Firm in Accra.

Col Damoah has several military qualifications and certificates including International Humanitarian Law Workshop, Combat Team Commander’s Course and Senior Command and Staff Course (PSC).

Chronology

Commissioner Customs Division
2019-2020
Acting Commissioner Customs Division
2017-2019
Technical Advisor to the Commissioner General
2017-2020
Board Member of the Ghana Revenue Authority
2010 -2018
Lecturer at the Faculty of Law and Business Department of the Zenith University College
2005 -2009
In charge of recruitment and enlistment of personnel at the Directorate of Manpower Planning (DMP) of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF)
2002 -2005
Financial Comptroller and Financial Advisor to the Commandant of the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College. President of the Pensions Assessment Board and Executive Secretary for the Honours
1996 -2002
Service Financial Comptroller at the Ghana Army Headquarters
1985 -1986
Platoon Commander at the Airborne Force in Tamale
1987 -1988 and 1993 to 1994
UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) Ghanbatt 29 and Ghanbatt 39 respectively
1985 -2007
Recipient of Prestigious Long Service and Good Conduct Award of the Ghana Armed Forces and UN Medal for Peacekeeping — Ghanbatt 39 and Ghanbatt 29.
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