Tag Archives: Paperless system

Delays in clearing goods persist despite paperless system

Freight forwarders operating at the Tema Port are lamenting over what they call a return of the manual clearing system at the ports. The concerns by the businesses come barely three months into the start of the paperless clearing system. Citi Business News’ Tema correspondent, Elvis Washington, reports that many of the clearing agents and freight forwarders are still seen ...

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We’re not sabotaging paperless system – Freight forwarders

Freight forwarders in the country have rejected claims that they are sabotaging the paperless goods clearing system recently introduced by government. According to them, their earlier complaints of delay in the system was genuine, and not a ploy to sabotage the process. “We clearly have challenges and to express these challenges that we have on the ground, I’m not sure ...

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Port revenue up by 56% after paperless system – Bawumia

The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has claimed that an initial assessment of the implementation of the paperless system at the country’s ports, has shown a revenue collection improvement of 56 percent. According to him, revenue at the ports increased from GHc130 million in the first week of September 2016, to GHc213 million in the same period for 2017. Speaking ...

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MPS ready to facilitate paperless port clearance

Meridian Port Systems Limited has indicated its readiness to implement the paperless clearance at the various ports in Ghana. The new system was started on September 4, 2017, following a directive by Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, for port agencies to migrate to a paperless system. “MPS started with a Terminal Operating System (TOS) provided by Navis SPARCS, a world ...

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Confusion over paperless system embarrassing – Yaw Oppong

A private legal practitioner, Yaw Oppong has described as embarrassing the confusion that greeted the introduction of the paperless clearing system at Ghana’s ports. According to him, such systems are the norm in advanced countries and were long overdue in Ghana. “In all honesty, I think it is embarrassing that we are now talking about paperless system at the port. ...

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We’ll clear paperless system backlog before Monday – GRA

Following the challenges that struck the paperless clearing system introduced at Ghana’s ports, the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has assured importers that it will clear the huge backlog at the weekend. Government began the implementation of the paperless clearing system last week to reduce time spent on clearing goods from two weeks to four hours, and ensure order at the port, ...

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Saboteurs could hijack paperless system – Analyst warns

The Government should not discount the threat of saboteurs as it implements the paperless clearing system at Ghana’s ports, an IT analyst, Sam Sackey, has advised. As Freight Forwarders lament delays in the clearance process of their goods, Mr. Sackey said he believed there are people working at the port who want the new system to fail. “What I see going on, from some ...

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5 things to know about paperless port system [Infographic]

Government on  September 4 2017, commenced the implementation of the paperless clearing at Ghana’s ports. This follows a directive by Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, for the port agencies to migrate to a paperless system by September 2017, after he observed that the current system had too much human interaction and was at the mercy of corruption. Although the implementation was ...

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Don’t back down on paperless agenda – GRA boss to gov’t

The Commissioner-General of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), Emmanuel Kofi Nti, has appealed to the government to ensure that its agenda to create a paperless transaction system at the country’s ports is fully implemented. He has also called on all stakeholders and citizens to ensure that the migration to a paperless transaction system at the ports become reality. According to him, ...

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