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GPHA says it’s achieved 99% paperless system

The Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) has achieved a 99 per cent paperless operational system, one year after its introduction into the country’s ports clearance process.The paperless port system, which was a government policy announced by Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia in May 2017, took off from September 1, 2017.Mrs Esther Gyebi-Donkor, General Manager, Marketing and Corporate Affairs of GPHA, disclosing this, said the feat included the integration of GPHA’s IT

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Director General of GPHA engages stakeholder agencies as part of his familiarization tour

The Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority has promised to work closely with agencies in the maritime and port industry to increase the number of cargoes that come through Ghana’s Ports.The acting Director General of GPHA, Michael Luguje made this known during a visit to the Ghana Shippers Authority.Michael Luguje also assured that he is committed to working assiduously to improve export business in the country through productive initiatives.

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Ship Owners and Agents Association of Ghana visits Director-General of GPHA

Members of the Ship Owners and Agents Association of Ghana (SOAAG) have paid a courtesy call on the acting Director-General of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority, Michael Luguje to welcome him as the new Acting Director General and foster good relationship to grow the industry.The Acting GPHA D.G. Michael Luguje highlighted on the efforts of GPHA to make sure there is enough infrastructure available for the private sector operators to operate profitably and to enhance trade facilitation.

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As part of his familiarization tour, the acting Director-General of GPHA, Michael Luguje paid a courtesy call on the management and workers of Westblue consulting, who are the technical support providers for Customs division of GRA.
The C.E.O of Westblue consulting, Mark Addo congratulated the Acting D.G. and assured him that West Blue will continue to partner the Port to offer the best of services to Port users.

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Ghana To Introduce ‘First Port Duty Rule’

The Government of Ghana intends to implement the First Port Duty Rule at Ghana’s ports in order to tackle smuggling arising from diverted transit goods supposedly meant for landlocked countries such as Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger.
Studies have shown that many of such goods are either unloaded and sold inside Ghana or sent through unapproved routes to the said destinations, thereby depriving both Ghana and the eventual destination the necessary revenue.

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Secretary General of the Ports Management Association of West and Central Africa (PMAWCA), Mr. Micheal Achagwe Luguje, on Monday 2 July 2018, officially assumed office as Director General of the Ghana Ports and Habours Authority (GPHA).Luguje’s appointment was approved in June by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, following his decision to sack the erstwhile Director General Mr. Paul Asare. The Director of Tema Ports, Mr. Edward Kofi Osei, was directed to hold forth while Luguje “clears” his desk at the PMAWCA Secretariat in Lagos, Nigeria.

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Customs engages stakeholders on redesigning paperless export process

The Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority and its partner agencies including the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority have met with stakeholders in the export sector to discuss measures that would produce a flawless flow in the paperless design for export.This follows the initiative of the Director General of GPHA, Paul Ansah, of augmenting the potential of the export trade in Ghana.

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Edward Osei appointed Acting Director General of GPHA

The Director of Tema Port, Mr Edward Osei has been appointed as the acting Director General of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA).A letter signed by Nana Bediatuo Asante, Secretary to the President, dated June 6, 2018 said Mr Osei should act until a substantive Director-General has been appointed by the President.

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GPHA partners Diamond Cement to construct Keta Port

The Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Diamond Cement Ghana Limited, a leading cement producer, to begin the construction of a port at Keta in the Volta Region.According to the Director-General of GPHA, Paul Ansah, the move is in line withgovernment’s commitment towards to widen infrastructural development across various sectors of the economy.“In collaboration with Diamond Cement that dream of government is being fulfilled,” he said.

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Management of the Ghana Ports and Harbors Authority and the leadership of the Customs Division of Ghana Revenue Authority have held a review meeting to evaluate the paperless port clearance procedures whose implementation at Ghana’s ports begun some six months ago.The two institutions had come to the understanding, that although the paperless port clearance processes had yielded tremendous impact in the last

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