The Tema Chamber of Commerce has held its 3rd Bi Monthly Meeting to discuss the re-introduction of the Cargo Tracking Notes (CTN) and ways to surmount challenges confronting the modern entrepreneur.
The Tema Chamber of Commerce uses its Bi-Monthly Meetings to address challenges, its members face in their operations. This time, issues discussed included the Cargo Tracking Notes which some shippers have kicked against its implementation.
The Technical Advisor to the Commissioner of Customs, Christian Sottie explained that the Cargo Tracking Notes is an instrument that will facilitate trade in the industry.
“All we want is to make things easy when clearing your goods from the Port. We want have an idea of your goods so that within 2 hours your goods are cleared from the Port,” he said.
Professor John Bright Aheto, a seasoned entrepreneur emphasized on the importance for the chamber to set up a special consultancy wing for members at a low or no charge at all.
He disclosed that an entrepreneur does not need a colossal amount to begin a business but rather focus on how to put on a good business plan to help develop it.
“You cannot take your pension money and gamble it away on a business idea that you are not sure about. A business that you do not highly understand and have not researched to actually discuss it and know that this is a viable idea,” he said.
He advised entrepreneurs to be open for criticisms as this could aid in realizing their business dreams.