Large quantities of newly printed Senior High Schools text books have been shredded into pieces to be used to produce toilet rolls, tissue papers and other products by a Chinese company at Awutu Senya.
The books were in sacks and boxes at the Everyday Tissue Manufacturing Ghana factory premises at Kwame Wetei in Awutu Breku, Central region.
The textbooks had Government of Ghana Property and Strictly Not for Sale boldly embossed on them.
Some of them also had schools stamps like, Apam Secondary School Property, Winneba Secondary School, and Wesley Girls High School in them.
Operatives of Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) Informant and Counter Intelligence Unit questioned the factory workers why they were shredding textbooks meant for Schools.
The managers of the company could not provide documents to support the books.
The GRA is charging the Chinese company, Everyday Tissue Manufacturing, for evading tax and failure to issue the GRA’s Value Added Tax Invoice.
The company, was charged for using books sponsored by government for the junior high schools and senior high schools, which were strictly not for sale to produce toilet rolls.
The police have, therefore, arrested three officials of the company for using state textbooks as raw material to produce toilet roll for sale.