President of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, CILT, Ebo Hammond, has entreated the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority to collaborate effectively with all relevant port stakeholder agencies to further expand and sustain Ghana’s logistics and transport chain.
Ebo Hammond said this, when CILT paid a courtesy call on the Acting Director General of GPHA, Michael Luguje.
“I know all of these government policies are meant to improve trade facilitation, and help generate revenue. We have to balance the two. If the revenue generation becomes an overarching motive, then it can have a counter-productive issue in terms of trade facilitation agenda. A good balance is what we should have,” he added.
Michael Luguje averred that 60% of all paper transactions have been integrated into the GPHA systems adding that with time, he hopes all stakeholders including customs will conclude their system upgrading.
“The next instruction given by the Vice President is that he wants to see Customs and Port Authority systems integrate. To have to do that, you have to strengthen your own system first before you integrate. Those are the things we are looking at now. We are looking at what the weaker links are within the Paperless from the Port Authority’s side and Customs is doing the same and then we look at the integration with Customs,” he disclosed.