Coordinator for Paperless Port System okays September 1 implementation date

| Updated Aug 30, 2017 at 7:00am



The Coordinator for the Paperless Port Programme of the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority, Chief Revenue Officer Emmanuel Ohene, has refuted allegations by some Freight Forwarders in Tema that they have not been educated and trained on the Paperless Port initiative which will take effect on Friday the 1st September.

He said that group of people did not make themselves available for the training.

Chief Revenue Officer Ohene said the Customs Division is ready for the implementation of the Paperless Port and will put in the effort to make it work to correct malpractices at the port as well as enhance trade facilitation.

Meanwhile, the Executive Secretary of the Importers and Exporters Association of Ghana, Sampson Asakey Awingobit, has expressed doubt about the implementation of the paperless system on September 1.

Speaking on GBC’s Uniiq Breakfast Drive, Mr. Awengobit said even though the association is not against the paperless system, all appropriate measures have not been put in place for a smooth take off.

He cited the work load system at the port and low internet connectivity as some of the major hindrances.