Friday, July 30, 2021
The Ghana Maritime Authority (GMA) is confident that Ghana’s maritime trade numbers will increase with consistent updates of its nautical chart by the National Hydrographic Office (NHO). Since the setting up of the NHO last year, the country has on a consistent basis been updating its nautical data to...
The Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has vowed to clamp down on illegal smuggling and concealment of imported goods which arrive at Tema Port. This forms part of their commitment to combat importation of certain items which are prohibited due to economic and safety purposes. The was...
Experts at the Africa Sureties and Insurance Advisory Company (ASIAC) have said that insurers may not honour claims when vehicles other than bullion-vans or armored vehicles have been used to transport monies from one location to another, since that amounts to a violation of terms and conditions of the...
… as Gulf of Guinea accounts for 43% of reported piracy in Q1 2021    The Ghana Maritime Authority (GMA) has entered into a strategic partnership to better communicate with vessels in Ghana’s waters as a means to enhance policing the Gulf of Guinea. The move is coming at a time...
Law enforcement agencies have become worried about recent reports of increasing piracy attacks on the Gulf of Guinea. A Chief State Attorney at the Office of the Attorney General, Mrs. Frances Ansah Mullen, is therefore advocating stronger collaboration between member states along the Gulf of Guinea. She said littoral states in...
The nation is considering joining a small number of countries practicing an open ship registry system. A committee commissioned by the Ghana Maritime Authority (GMA) to explore the possibility of Ghana adopting an open ship registry said the country is ripe for the system. The nine-member committee, however, called for a...
Ghana’s attempt to align its piracy legislation with provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) took a step forward when stakeholders at a forum, unanimously suggested a minimum of 15 years jail time for persons convicted of piracy. According to them, this jail time is...
The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has charged the Mayor of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly to go ahead with its intended demolition exercise of all structures on the Right of Way for the construction of the 6-kilometer Kumasi (Adum) to Kaase section of the Western railway line. Otumfuo Osei Tutu II cautioned that no compensation will...
The Deputy Commissioner in Charge of Ethics and Good Governance at the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority, Alhaji Seidu Iddrisu Iddisah has called on policy makers in Ghana to enforce the international practice where goods bound for transit must be containerized. Speaking on the Eye on Port programme,...
The Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) in collaboration with its partners from the United States of America, under the Security Governance Initiative is working towards the introduction of a modern e-cargo tracking system. According to the Deputy Commissioner in Charge of Ethics and Good Governance at Customs,...
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