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Opponents of CTN demand strict monitoring at ports

Kwabena Ofosu Appiah - President, Ghana Institute of Freight Forwarders

Business associations want custom authorities to be tough and avert any lapses in the clearing process at the ports. They argue that the inability to implement existing laws have partly accounted for the losses hence must be checked. The comment comes after the suspension of the Cargo Tracking Notes (CTN) last Friday, February 16, 2018. Obviously pleased with the decision ...

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Gov’t orders suspension of CTN at the ports


Government has ordered the suspension of the Cargo Tracking Note (CTN) at the ports. The directive, follows a meeting held on February 14, 2018, with the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI), and the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), chaired by the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia. The CTN was introduced by government to track all imports to Ghana to reduce revenue ...

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Favourable business climate crucial for new airlines


CUTS International Ghana, is urging government to put in the necessary conditions needed to attract investors into the domestic aviation industry. The assertion comes on the back of the collapse of some domestic airlines, leaving the Africa World Airlines as the only domestic airline operator. Speaking to Citi Business News on the matter, Country Coordinator for CUTS International Ghana, Appiah ...

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Importers resist Customs’ Cargo Tracking Notes policy

Kwabena Ofosu Appiah - President, Ghana Institute of Freight Forwarders

Businesses at the ports are opposing customs new policy, the Cargo Tracking Notes (CTN), saying it will add unto their cost of production. The CTN is expected to track all imports to Ghana to reduce revenue losses with under declaration. Even before its implementation in March 2018, the businesses say they will be disadvantaged. The freight forwarders argue that the ...

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KIA’s Terminal three to be ready in April

John Attafuah - MD, Ghana Airport Company Limited

Aviation industry authorities have disclosed to Citi Business News the new Terminal three (3) project at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) will be completed by April 2018. This is one month earlier than the initial completion scheduled date of May 2018. According to the Ghana Airports Company Limited, the Terminal, when completed, will process about 5 million passengers annually. This ...

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Maritime Authority to roll out e-navigation system

Mr Kwame Owusu (Director General, GMA) flanked by the Danish Ambassador to Ghana, ToveDegnbol (1st left) and Peter EilschowOlesen (2nd left) Deputy Head of Mission, Head of Cooperation and Dr. Christopher Saarnak (right) EfficienSea2 Project Manager Senior Advisor, Danish Maritime Authority.

The Ghana Maritime Authority (GMA) should by the end of June 2018, start implementing the e-navigation systems to track the security of vessels on Ghana’s waters. It will also follow the completion of the necessary tests and the webpage for operating the platform. When successful, Ghana will become the fourth maritime country to introduce these advanced capabilities (after Denmark, France ...

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Gov’t engages investor for Takoradi-Kumasi railway line

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President Akufo Addo has announced new plans to revamp the country’s railway sector starting the next few months. According to the President, the move will involve the construction of new railway lines and the extension of some existing lines to facilitate movement of passengers and goods. Mr. Akufo Addo made the disclosure when he presented the State of the Nation Address ...

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Govt attracts investors into domestic airline industry                            

Aviation Minister - Cecilia Dapaah

The Ministry of Aviation has assured that plans are in place to attract new airlines into Ghana’s domestic aviation industry. The assurance, comes after domestic carrier, Starbow Airlines, halted its operations in November last year, leaving Africa World Airlines (AWA) as the only domestic airline in the country. The Minister for Aviation, Cecelia Abena Dapaah in an interview with Citi ...

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Consumers demand disclosure on petroleum price stabilization levy


Pressure is mounting on government to come clear on the implementation of the price stabilization levy on petroleum products. Industry watchers argue that consumers risk being shortchanged, if the regulators fail to regulate the application of the levy. The comments come in the wake of marginal rise in the prices of petroleum products for the first two weeks (1st to ...

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Importers reject tax evasion claims by AGI

Kwabena Ofosu Appiah - President, Ghana Institute of Freight Forwarders

Importers and freight forwarders have dismissed claims of engaging in malpractices at the ports leading to the gradual collapse of local manufacturing industries. They maintain that such allegations could not be possible as they go through strict scrutiny in the clearing process. The comments come on the back of concerns raised by the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) over the ...

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