GRA tasked to help ‘Ghana Beyond Aid’ agenda succeed
| Updated Nov 08, 2017 at 9:08pm
President Akufo-Addo exchanging pleasantries with officials of the GRA
Ongoing works at the Tema Port
President Akufo-Addo has charged the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), to strive to meet its revenue target, to make ‘Ghana Beyond Aid’ succeed.
President Akufo-Addo was addressing officers of GRA at the Tema Port as part of his three day tour of the Greater Accra Region.
The President said with the difficulties in the public finance of the country, it is important for the officers to take full advantage of government initiatives to improve revenue generation.
The three-day Greater Accra Regional tour is part of President Akufo-Addo's agenda to know at first hand the development programmes and challenges in the regions.
President Akufo-Addo first stop was the Tema Port where he inspected the 1.5 billion dollar Tema Port Expansion project expected to be completed in July 2019. It will accommodate 3.7 million containers when completed.
President Akufo-Addo tasked the Meridian Port Services, contractors of the Tema Port Expansion Programme to strive to meet the July 2019 completion date.
The President also visited the much talked about Long Room of the Tema Port which has seen massive transformation following the implementation of the Paperless Port System.
The Tema Port is the single largest revenue collection entry point in the country.
The President said the work of the Customs Division of the GRA, at the Port is critical for the country to improve its domestic revenue generation. He said ‘Ghana Beyond Aid’ agenda can only succeed if the revenue targets are met.
President Akufo-Addo later interacted with importers and exporters at the Free Zones enclave.