Ghana Ports & Harbours Authority Announcements
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NASPA 2018/2019 THANKS GPHA FOR PREPARING THEM FOR THE JOB MARKET
The Maritime and port industry, presents a lot of opportunities, and the Ghana Ports and Harbors Authority leverages on this, to take in, and train as many national service personnel as they can, as contribution to the development of the youth of the country.
The Tema Port Marketing and Public Affairs Manager, Serwaa Opoku Fosu, who is also the National Service coordinator has indicated that National Service is taken very seriously by the organization and always makes it a point to contribute meaningfully to the holistic nurturing of the promising youth of Ghana.

"GPHA attaches a lot of importance to the national services as a scheme for mentorship. They have served and have been mentored. When they came to GPHA we have had about four separate programs for them, and they need to take them seriously as they get prepared for the job market,” she urged. 
"We have had somebody take them through how they will put up their CVs and we also had entrepreneurship sessions for them. So these programs were done to build them up. So that, even when they go out and do not get jobs immediately, on their own they can start something meaningful," she added.

The Ghana Ports and Harbors Authority National Service batch of 2018/2019 have said goodbye to the organization after being attached to work there as service personnel of the nation for the past year.
The National Service personnel who number around 470, for the span of 11 months, were assigned to various departments, operational and administrative, were they trained, and supervised to take on technical-intensive tasks that aided the Port Authority to render service to its clients more efficiently.

The National Service personnel have recently held a week’s celebration to cap a year of hard work at the Port Authority including a Health and Career Talk, a donation exercise, sports competitions, a boat cruise and a dinner and awards night.
According to the President of the 2018/2019 National Service Personnel of GPHA, during their week celebration said they learnt greatly on their tasks which they believe would inure into beneficial careers and expressed their pleasure towards the management of GPHA for making their stay worthwhile.
"We have really had a good year and our members are really happy for what GPHA has done for us. Working at GPHA is good because GPHA is a big corporate entity and they require nothing but the best," the President of the GPHA NASPA 2018/2019 said.

GCNet PRESENTS GH¢20MILLION DIVIDEND TO GOVERNMENT
The Ghana Community Network Services Limited (GC-Net) has presented a cheque for GH¢20 million as dividend to government.

The amount represents the 2nd part payment for 2018 and first part payment for 2019 of government’s 20 per cent shareholding in GCNet, which is held by the Ghana Revenue Authority.
GCNet provides e-Solutions to Government, by offering electronic platforms for Revenue Mobilization and Trade Facilitation, easing trade processes with system availability nationwide.

Presenting the cheque on behalf of GCNet, Deputy General Manager, Emmanuel Darko said the presentation of the dividend is a manifestation of GCNet’s commitment to support government revenue mobilisation efforts.

He said the company had deployed its TRIPS system at 69 Domestic Tax Revenue Division, which had significantly helped in the achievement of revenue targets.
He said even though trade volumes have reduced at the ports which has affected revenue targets, GCNet, is ever ready to deploy new applications that would help address the challenges to enhance revenue mobilization.

“We are setting measures that are to be put in place, among which is the placement of people who are tax payers who are registered, but yet to be assigned to specific tax offices, and make sure they do the proper filing for all their tax payments,” he disclosed.

Receiving the cheque, the Minister for Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, said GCNet plays an integral role in trade facilitation and revenue mobilisation at the ports of Ghana.
He said Ghana lagged behind peers in terms of revenue to Gross Domestic Product, which currently stands at 12.6 per cent while most countries are doing about 19 per cent.

He expressed optimism that GCNet, with the deployment of technology will bridge gap.
“We still got a long way to go. Revenue to GDP is about 12.6%, and we need to move to 19%, so the intervention of service providers, GCNet is going to be very crucial,” he said.

BLUEPHONE MARINE TO CONDUCT STS OPERATIONS IN TEMA PORT

Bluefone MARINE has been licensed by GPHA to conduct STS operations in tema port.

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2018 EASTER HOLIDAY ARRANGEMENT

Please be informed that Friday 30th March and Monday 2nd April, 2018 have been declared as public holidays.

Thus the Port of Tema and Takoradi shall be closed to traffic on Friday 30th March 2018.

Consequently, there shall be no vessel movement or cargo handling activity in the Port on this day except in emergency cases.

The Ports will, however, resume normal business on Saturday 31st March, 2018. 

Kindly find below a statement signed by the Acting Director of Tema Port, Abraham Mensah.

 



WORLD KIDNEY DAY CELEBRATION
FREE  CPD LECTURE AND SCREENING FOR KIDNEY DISEASES

Venue: International Maritime Hospital (IMaH), behind GNPC flat, community 3, Site A, Tema

Date: Thursday, 15th March, 2018 - CPD LECTURE (3:00pm prompt)

Saturday, 17th March, 2018 - 7:30am till 12:00noon - SCREENING

Call: 0202012226, 0206300726, 0269196047
 
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