Shippers’ Authority visits basket weavers in Bolgatanga

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Abdul-Karim Muhsin of the GSA Tamale Unit office (far right), with Abdulai Asua - Blessing Baskets Ltd. (far left) and Jonah Ayinga - Jonia Creations Co. Ltd. (middle left) in a group picture

The Ghana Shippers’ Authority (GSA) has visited two (2) exporters of basket at the Nyariga Community Craft Centre at Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region as part of its regular shipper outreach exercise.

The export companies visited were Blessing Baskets Ltd. and Jonia Creations Co. Ltd.

The visit afforded the GSA the opportunity to interact with the basket weavers and take stock of challenges affecting their operations. The move, which forms part of the GSA’s mandate helps in formulating programmes and policies to promote export.

The delegation from the GSA used the visit on 1st August 2022 as an opportunity to formally invite the basket weavers to the upcoming nationwide sensitisation on Letters of Commitment (LOC). The sensitisation workshop, which is a collaboration between the Bank of Ghana (BoG) and the Ghana Shippers’ Authority, will come off in Bolgatanga on 15th August 2022 at the Extee Hotel.

The sensitisation on the LOC has become necessary due to the increasing infractions on Letters of Commitment (LOC) being recorded by the BoG. The collaboration between the GSA and BOG for the nation-wide sensitisation is also to caution exporters on the dire repercussions on their operations associated with defaulting on the LOC.

The exporters expressed appreciation to the GSA for the visit and agreed to attend the programme as it will enable them improve their knowledge on export procedures.

An Officer with the Tamale Unit of the GSA, Abdul-Karim Mushin, used the occasion to sensitise the exporters on the mandate of the authority, and encouraged them to register their firms with the GSA to help government obtain accurate data on exporters and formulate policies to support their operations.

 

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