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ghana association of bankers to support covid-19 fight with gh¢10m

The Ghana Association of Bankers (GAB) is donating ten million Ghana cedis (GH¢10,000,000.00) towards the purchase of critical equipment for managing the COVID-19 pandemic and for the purposes of public education. In a statement, the Association said the move is to further ensure sustainability of the industry and the economy. The Association also announc..read more

gpha suspends high-risk ships, port tours and academic internship

Following the declaration of the COVID-19 a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO), and Ghana recording 24 cases, the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) has decided to suspend all port tours by schools and organisations with immediate effect.It is also liaising with shipping agents to identify all high-risk vessels that may be coming into the country for the necessary precaution..read more

customs reiterates commitment to curb smuggling of goods in hamile

The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) at the Hamile Border has reiterated its commitment of curbing the smuggling of goods through unapproved routes around Hamile, a community in the Lambussie District of the Upper West Region. Mr Jonathan D. Anaman, the Head of the Customs Division of the GRA, said his outfit would help block revenue leakages, since some vehicles conveying goods from Burkina-Faso ..read more

importers unhappy over gov’t’s untested unipass directive

Ghanaian importers and clearing agents have expressed displeasure at government’s decision to hand over single window port operations to Ghana Link and its overseas partner, CUPIA Korea. According to them this act by government will not only create chaos at the port but erode all the gains chalked by the introduction of the paperless port. The Senior Minister, Osafo Marfo in a letter date..read more

afcfta will be fully operational from march – akufo-addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has given firm assurance that Ghana is ready for operationalisation of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) from March 2020. According to him, offices of the AfCFTA are ready to ho..read more

gpha to roll e-toll payment system

The Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority on Monday 10th February, 2020 rolled out an electronic toll-payment system.In this light the GPHA has engaged the various transport unions, drivers’ associations, freight forwarders and corporate organisations as well as shipping lines who are involved in the hauling of import cargoes from the port and evacuating of empty containers. The e-tolling sy..read more

can unipass surpass gcnet and west blue

Despite a second postponement of the commencement of the UNIPASS system of single window electronic international trade facilitation, the change from the system run by a partnership of Ghana Community Network Services (GCNet) and Customs World of Dubai (formerly known as West Blue Consulting) to the new system run by Customs UNIPASS International Agency of South Korea, in collaboration with its..read more

effective tax administrative system will reduce cost of doing business - neassi

Members of the Nzema East Association of Small Scale Industries (NEASSI) have indicated that if District Assemblies devise a just and efficient means of collecting taxes from small scale enterprises, the cost of doing business will decrease. This follows the concern that district Assemblies failed to consult small and medium businesses within their localities before fee fixing. The Association ..read more

importers worried over unipass takeover

There is a growing concern among some stakeholders at the country’s ports regarding Ghana Link and its foreign partner’s – CUPIA of Korea Customs Service – persistent attempts to take over single window operations at the ports. This is despite the fact that they have still not been able to build a new superior and tested system since signing a 10-year sole-sourced contra..read more

shippers’ authority pays courtesy call on fda, guta president

The Ghana Shippers’ Authority (GSA) has paid a courtesy call on the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) and the President of the Ghana Union of Traders’ Associations (GUTA) on 24th January 2020 in Accra. The visits form part of the GSA’s strategic plan to deepen its relationship with stakeholders in the shipping and logistics industry with the overall objective of protecting and pr..read more

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