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Pilot of paperless port systems kicks off today


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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Businesses push for an overhaul of port clearance processes

Benjamin Yeboah - Executive Member, GUTA

Importers and business associations are demanding an overhaul of the revenue collection systems at the various ports in the country. They argue that they are over burdened with taxes which impede the efficient revenue collection and general activities at the ports. The business operators have also threatened to boycott business related activities at the ports altogether if more practical methods ...

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Importers blame custom officials’ interdiction for port delays


At least one hundred staff of the Custom Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) at the Tema Port have been interdicted for their alleged involvement in revenue losses. Information available to Citi Business News indicates that the development has spanned between May and July 18, 2017. In addition, the customs division has also embarked on 70 inward transfers so ...

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Port agencies to pilot paperless services soon – Titus Glover

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The various agencies at the country’s ports are racing against time to meet the September 1st deadline to enroll onto a paperless regime. The agencies, Citi Business News understands will commence a pilot phase of the program ahead of a complete take off in September. According to Deputy Transport Minister Titus Glover, the pilot should prompt amendments towards the implementation ...

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GCNet denies contributing to excessive delays at the ports


The Ghana Community Network Services Limited (GCNet) has dismissed reports of technical breakdown in its systems which lead to delays at the ports. According to the company, it has the necessary mechanisms in place to manage possible distortions to the operations at the ports. The Terminal Supervisor at the GPHA, Emmanuel Ashaley Neequaye earlier bemoaned how the intermittent breakdown in ...

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GCNet, West Blue overlapping due to slow uptake of single window


The Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) has given indication the double window platform at the ports will continue to exist until such a time that operators become absolutely conversant with the single window platform being handled by West Blue Consulting. According to the GPHA, the co-existence of the operations of the Ghana Community Network Services Limited (GCNet) and West ...

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Port Infrastructure Dev’t Fund Committee inaugurated

The Nine Member committee

The Acting Director General of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA), Paul Asare Ansah has inaugurated a nine member committee to develop modalities for the Port Infrastructure Development Fund in Tema. Inaugurating the committee which has a six month period to finish its work, Mr. Ansah charged the committee to give off its best and conduct wide range consultations ...

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Ghana is operating a double window, not single window – GPHA

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The Director General of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA), Paul Ansah has made a startling revelation that the country is operating a double window at the country’s ports contrary to the planned single window platform. According to him, the dual mandate being carried out by the Ghana Community Network Services Limited (GCNet) and the West Blue Consulting, has ...

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Illegal fuel importers cost GH¢850m loss annually – NPA

Hassan Tampuli - CEO, NPA

The National Petroleum Authority (NPA) has disclosed that Ghana loses about 850 million cedis annually in taxes, due to the increased activities of fuel smugglers into and out of the country. The illegal act is said to involve operators who ply their business at the ports by fuelling tanks with fuel products brought into the country via unapproved routes. The ...

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Businesses hopeful of turnaround at ports with new Ag. Director

Paul Ansah Head of GPHA

Various businesses operating at the country’s ports have welcomed the appointment of the Acting Director of the Ghana Ports and Harbors Authority (GPHA), Paul Asare Ansah. One of such is the group of key business associations who were opposing the Terminal Handling Charges (THC). They argue that Mr. Ansah is well equipped, experienced and remains the best person to man the ...

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