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Aviation Authority cracks whip on non-compliant airlines

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The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) will from October 2017 severely punish all airlines that fail to protect consumer rights and interests of marginalized groups in their operations. It follows the completion of the Directives on Passenger Rights and Consumer Protection which is now applicable to domestic airlines. The move is also in compliance with the ratification of the Montreal Convention ...

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5 things to know about paperless port system [Infographic]

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Government on  September 4 2017, commenced the implementation of the paperless clearing at Ghana’s ports. This follows a directive by Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, for the port agencies to migrate to a paperless system by September 2017, after he observed that the current system had too much human interaction and was at the mercy of corruption. Although the implementation was ...

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Customs staff redeployed after outbursts by clearing agents

Isaac Crentsil - Commissioner for Customs Division, GRA

The Customs division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has disclosed of plans to redeploy staff to the Tema Port to facilitate the clearing process there. The Customs, on Monday, September 4, 2017 reduced its staff stationed at the Long Room of the Tema Port following the start of the paperless clearing system. This was among others expected to reduce ...

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Rainstorms to delay local flights next month       

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Local flights to the Tamale airport will be delayed within the next month due to some expected heavy rainstorms. The heavy rainstorm was disclosed by the Ghana Meteorological Agency (GMA). Domestic Airline operators had earlier expressed their displeasure at the poor navigational systems at the various airports even as the harmattan season approaches. They added that huge revenue is lost ...

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Freight forwarders budge to paperless ports

Kwabena Ofosu Appiah - President, Ghana Institute of Freight Forwarders

Freight Forwarders are anticipating a smooth implementation of the paperless clearing process at the ports should all systems of the various agencies operate seamlessly. The businesses believe their concerns should be laid to rest if the assurances by the relevant authorities are duly complied with. The comments come on the back of the implementation of the paperless clearing system at ...

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Freight forwarders reject paperless ports

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Freight Forwarders are still agitating over the rolling out of the paperless policy at the ports. The program Citi Business News understands is scheduled to take off on Saturday, September 2, 2017 instead of the September 1. The businesses argue that the policy risks a major setback due to the low levels of education from the implementers. The concerns were ...

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Gov’t starts tax stamp policy amidst boycott

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Government has stressed that the excise tax stamp policy will not add unto the tax burden of manufacturers and retailers even as it begins to roll out the policy. According to the Ministry of Finance, the policy will encourage tax compliance while protecting the consuming public against harmful and unwholesome products. The excise tax stamp among others requires manufacturers to ...

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Authorities assure of no job losses as paperless ports kicks off

General Manager, Marketing and Corporate Affairs at the GPHA, Mrs Esther Gyebi-Donkor

There is not going to be any job losses with the rolling of a paperless system at the country’s ports. That is the assurance from port authorities ahead of the implementation of the paperless system at the ports. This is expected to ease the apprehension among some stakeholders with the reduction of human interface in the clearing of goods at ...

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Freight forwarders agitate over ‘drawbacks’ in paperless systems

President of the Freight Forwarders Association of Ghana, Kwabena Ofosu Appiah

Freight forwarders at the Tema Port have protested against the undue delays at the port in the wake of the pilot of the paperless transaction at the port. According to them, the paperless regime which is expected to be officially rolled out in September would jeopardize their work if nothing is done to correct the problems and delays with some ...

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Pilot of paperless port systems kicks off today

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Effective Friday, August 18th 2017, all agencies at the country’s ports will pilot the paperless clearing process ahead of official takeoff next month. The exercise is among others to identify the potential shortfalls and address them for a seamless transaction on September 1, 2017. According to officials, the pilot has become apparent considering the completion of the basic background work. ...

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