Stakeholders in maritime industry welcome paperless system at country's ports

| Updated Aug 28, 2017 at 10:29am



With four days more for the Ghana ports to go paperless, panelist on GBC's Current Affaires Programme have been upbeat about the initiative saying it will seal all loopholes associated with corruption.

Vice president Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia earlier this year issued a directive for the Ghana ports to go paperless.

The paperless regime is expected to minimise interference, delays and inject efficiency in cargo clearance system.

A pilot programme has already preceded the final take off.

The Chief Revenue Officer, Export and Import at the GRA, Nii Afotey Annan said the introduction of the paperless system is will curtail a lot of anomalies at the ports.

He gave the commitment that agencies will work to complement each other to make the system workable.

Also on the Panel was a freight Forwarder, Osei Tutu.

He admitted that though the new system will create some redundancy, it will make the process of import and export less cumbersome.

Meanwhile, Kingsley Kyei Abayie who is a technical advisor to the CEO of West Blue Consultancy gave the assurance that there will be minimal network breakdowns to ensure a smooth process for the takeoff of the system.