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Authorities defy appeals to suspend paperless system

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

Officials of the Tema port have downplayed claims by the freight forwarders that the implementation of the paperless clearing system be postponed over low sensitization. They have therefore dismissed any possibility to suspend the implementation of the policy. The freight forwarders argue that the paperless system risks a major setback if government fails to address their concerns. Some are pushing ...

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Freight forwarders reject paperless ports

GUTA PORT

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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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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Pilot of paperless port systems kicks off today

GUTA PORT

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

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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

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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

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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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