Ghana is said to be losing millions of dollars in tax revenue from expatriate workers employed by the oil companies, including Tullow Oil and other partners in the Jubilee Oil Fields.

Some mining companies are also said to have engaged such expatriates, who do not pay tax by virtue of the immigration particulars they bear and because the offending employer companies do not use local recruiting companies and agents.
The Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) confirmed to the Daily Graphic that some of the expatriate staff working on the oil rigs did not have the requisite permits but added that as of now, no framework had been developed to deal with the situation.

“The ideal situation was to ensure that these expatriates applied for work and residential permits and their salaries paid through Ghanaian banks,” a GIS official told the Daily Graphic.