Tuesday, September 28, 2021
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,...
The Ghana Oil and Gas Insurance Pool (GOGIP) raked-in a gross premium income of about GH¢302million (US$63million) in 2018 and GH¢267million (US$48million) in 2019, representing a dip of about 12%. According to latest reports from the National Insurance Commission (NIC), GOGIP is made up of 22 non-life insurance company and...
This year’s World Maritime Day was celebrated last Friday on 24 September in the form of an online event. A global audience heard how innovation, the maritime workforce and the role of industry and governments can work to realise shipping's sustainable future. They raised issues and highlighted solutions facing shipping, particularly...
Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) has purchased three 45-tonne Reachstacker (SMU 4535) to enhance its port operations. A reachstacker is a vehicle used for handling intermodal cargo containers in small terminals or medium-sized ports. It is also able to transport containers short distances very quickly, and pile them in various rows...
Policy think-tank, Imani Africa, has petitioned President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo over a potential GH¢33m average daily revenue loss due to current challenges with the new integrated Customs Management Systems (ICUMS), otherwise known as UNIPASS, deployed at the country’s sea ports. Imani, in the petition signed by its Founding President...
The Heads of the Ghana Police Transformation Programme has met with management of the Ghana Ports and Harbors Authority to deliberate on issues of grave concern as well as solicit assistance to transform the Ghana Police Service. The Assistant Commissioner of Police, ASP Benjamin Agordzo acknowledged GPHA for its support...
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Baj Freight and Logistics, Joseph Ato Biney, has urged government to introduce deliberate policies which include tax breaks to grow and nurture local companies in the sector. Speaking to the B&FT in an interview, Mr. Biney said that COVID-19 has impacted negatively on the maritime...
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 Commissioner of the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority, Isaac Crentsil, has ordered that all intermediary transactions between Customs officers and goro boys at border points should cease with immediate effect. The agents or goro boys at the Ghana-Burkina Faso borders hitherto charged an amount of 10,000 CFA...
The Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA) has targetted earning more than US$10billion in revenue from non-traditional exports by end of 2028, under its National Export Development Strategy programme. The country’s Non-Traditional Exports (NTEs) sector has grown from US$2million annually in the early 1980s to US$2.8billion in 2018. However, with the...
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