Paperless System Extremely Beneficial —Freight Forwarders
Ghana Institute of Freight Forwarders has lauded government’s decision to rollout the paperless clearing system.
The move to introduce the system at the ports followed a directive from the vice president Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia earlier this year.
Even though the implementation of the system which commenced September 4, 2017 was not without challenges, the vice president believed it would curb corruption and reduce the turnaround time for businesses.
The challenges that plagued the implementation of the system forced officials in charge of the system to blend the newly introduced system with the manual one.
Revenue collections at the ports in the first week of September shot up to GHC230 million compared to the GHC130 million which was raised same time last year, due to the new system, disclosed Dr. Bawumia when he addressed an orientation ceremony for National Service Personnel who had been posted to National Communications Authority.