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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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Businesses demand cuts in new import levy


Businesses in the import and export trade are demanding a reduction in the new EXIM levy on imports. They argue that the development will increase the cost of operation and overburden final consumers. “Absolutely the charge is very high; they could have still maintained the 0.5 percent usually been paid by importers…We’ve seen the goodwill that this government is showing ...

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Joe Ghartey heads to newly created railways dev’t ministry


Former Minister of Justice, Joe Ghartey has been named as the Minister nominee for the newly created Railways & Development ministry. The nomination was announced by Speaker of Parliament, Hon. Professor Aaron Mike Ocquaye in Parliament on Wednesday. Joe Ghartey is the Member of Parliament for Essikado-Ketan constituency in the Western region. He served as Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament ...

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