The local chapter of the Borderless Alliance Ghana has called on citizen vigilantes to aid in fighting corrupt practices at the borders.
The Borderless Alliance cited the canker as one of the many challenges that still hinder revenue collection from the various borders.
The Borderless Alliance Ghana collaborated with the Ghana Shippers Authority to hold a multi-stakeholder dialogue to address the issue of corruption, especially with the coming on board of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement.
Delivering his speech at the dialogue, National President of the Borderless Alliance Ghana, Ziad Hamoui said the corrupt acts are also preventing Ghanaian businesses from accessing the West African Market using the ECOWAS Trade Liberalization Scheme (ETLS).
“We need the help of Citizen Vigilantes to help fight corruption from our system, you have a duty to report such cases,” he encouraged.
He further suggested a more prudent way to solve the issue, saying it needs leadership on the continental level to find a lasting solution to the problems.
Meanwhile, Head of Export at the Ghana National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Charles Ntiri says his outfit is doing its best to help resolve some issues associated with ease of doing business report at the ports.
“We used to issue the certificate of origin manually, so companies were complaining. So we have done this electronic certificate of origin to make it easier for them to apply and pay online, and then we approve it. Very soon ECOWAS too is going to change their law” he said.
Meanwhile, in a speech read by the Head of Finance at the Ghana Shippers Authority Peter Mensah-Abrampah on behalf of the CEO, Benonita Bismarck assured that ll importers and exporters of significantly improving facilitation of trade in Ghana as well as the sub-regional corridors.
The program was on the theme “Unlocking African Private Sector Growth through Addressing Trade Barriers: the Role of Advocacy”.