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armed forces trains customs officers in counter insurgency

64 Infantry Regiment – the Counter-Terrorism Unit (CTU) of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF), has successfully trained thirty-eight (38) Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) officers, to form the pioneers of the Customs Counter Terrorism Unit for the revenue institution. The Customs officers had been through three weeks intensive of training at the Asutsuare Training Camp of more

ghana ports to see more cargo volumes in 2020

Ghana’s ports will anchor increases in cargo volumes in 2020 following the positioning of Tema and Takoradi Ports as transhipment and oil and gas hubs respectively. Mr Michael Luguje, Director General, Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA), making the projections, said the Authority had made major investments to enable Ghana’s ports to serve as an incentive for the facilitation more

gra exceeds ghs43bn 2019 revenue target

The Ghana Revenue Authority has exceeded its GHS43 billion tax revenue target for 2019. This follows a revision of the earlier target from GHS46 billion to GHS43 billion. According to GRA Board Chairman, Professor Stephen Adei, his outfit did very well in December 2019 by collecting more taxes. Speaking to Accra-based Joy FM, Prof Adei said: “The target, in general, was about GHS46 more

professor dodoo appointed au standards ambassador to afcfta secretariat

Professor Alex Dodoo, the Director General of the Ghana Standards Authority, has been appointed the African Union’s umbrella organization for standardization, the African Organisation for Standardisation (ARSO) as the Standards Ambassador to the Africa Continental Free Trade Area Secretariat in Accra. Under the term of the two-year mandate spanning 2020 and 2021, Prof Dodoo would play a more

incoterms 2020 launched in ghana

THE International chamber of Commerce (ICC) launched the new version of the international trade terms dubbed Incoterms 2020 in the country. The new Incoterms which is a revision of the 2010 version contains international trade terms on contract of sale in order to provide certainty and clarity to businesses trading across borders everywhere in the world. The new incoterms takes effect in more

shippers authority needs more legal mandate

The Ghana Shippers Authority (GSA) says it needed to be clothed with adequate legal mandate which will empower its officials to implement some needed interventions in the industry. Mrs Monica Josiah, Branch Manager of GSA-Tema Region, in an interaction with the media, said inadequate legal mandate was one of the challenges preventing the Authority from fully following some shippers’ more

shipping lines encouraged to bring ease to doing business in ghana’s ports

Ghana went down by four places to 118 in the latest World Bank ease of doing business ranking. The country dropped from 114 in 2019 to 118 in 2020 for the World Bank flagship publication on the ease of doing business among 190 economies. In efforts to access easy and cost effective ways of doing business at Ghana’s Ports, Eye on Port this week engaged experts from major stakeholder more

govt unveils 7-point agenda to make ghana a business hub

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says the government is carrying out a lot of initiatives to position the country as the most business-friendly in Africa.
Consequently, he added that his administration had introduced a Business Regulatory Reform Programme with seven components aimed at improving the business atmosphere to position Ghana as the most transparent and efficiently more

closure of nigeria-benin border affecting trade – guta

The Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA) has held a meeting with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to deliberate on the Nigerian border closure and retail trade by foreigners in the country. Nigeria has closed its Igolor and Seme-Krake (Nigeria-Benin) borders for the past two months. The closure of the borders has affected Ghanaian traders, as some goods have been locked up at the border. more

uk-ghana business council to enhance strategic partnership for job creation

The third meeting of the United Kingdom-Ghana Business Council held in Accra on Friday committed to taking a deeper and more strategic bilateral partnership, to enhance economic development, job creation and trade and investments opportunities.The Council was established 12 months ago as a high-level forum to promote bilateral relations and strategic partnerships between Ghanaian private more

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