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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

2020 RESULTS FAIR LAUNCHED IN ACCRA

The Ministry of Monitoring and Evaluation has organized its 2020 Results Fair to create the platforms for ministries, departments and agencies to provide the public with the results of policies and interventions that they have spearheaded.
The various Ministries, Departments and Agencies exhibited their results for the public to visit and ask questions about all initiated programs.
Th..read more

GRA exceeds target; over 15% of 2018 collection

The Ghana Revenue Authority exceeded its revenue collection target for last year by 3.2 per cent, the first time in two years. The authority collected GH¢43.76 billion for the year under review, as against a target of GH¢42.08 billion, GH¢1.68 billion in excess for 2019. The 2019 collection was 15.5 per cent more than what was collected in 2018, which was GH¢37.68 billion. T..read more

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 G..read 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 ..read 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 billio..read more

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