Mr Baffour Ofori-Atta Kena, a Senior Freight and Logistics Officer of the Ghana Shippers’ Authority, has said the implementation of the Ports’ Paperless Policy is to stabilize the economy to reduce the prices of goods and services in Ghana.
Under the Policy Ofori-Atta Kena said, goods would be cleared at the ports in 4 hours unlike the previous paper process, which took a longer period for goods to be cleared imposing high cost on consumers.
On Wednesday, Mr Ofori-Atta Kena was speaking at a sensitization forum in Tamale for members of the Ghana Shippers’ Authority to educate them on the new Policy.
Ghana Shippers’ Authority organized the forum in partnership with the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), was also used to sensitize members on the “Dos and Don’ts” for importers on the new paperless clearance process at the ports.
Mr Ofori-Atta Kena said the new Policy would reduce the cost of doing business for investors as well as protect government revenue by avoiding leakages.
He said the Ports’ Paperless Policy was designed to detect fake documentations of importers adding that firstly criminal would be fined and secondly will ban for the 2nd time.
Mr Ofori-Atta Kena said shipment of goods would pass through 3 channels of the Red, Yellow and Green for supervision and requisite payments made before clearance.
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