Authorities at Tema Port have described as welcoming, the Ghana Revenue Authority’s decision to review operations at the various ports months after going paperless.
Government on 1 September, 2017 implemented the paperless system at the ports. It was however, met with some challenges thus impeding its smooth run. But with time, revenue at the ports is said to have increased from GHS130 million in the first week of September 2016, to GHS213 million in the same period for 2017 due to the introduction of the paperless system.
Director of Tema Port, Edward Osei, speaking to Class Business said the port will welcome any attempts to review the paperless system to improve upon its operations.
He said: “We welcome review because for any system to improve there has to be continual reviews so this is something that we’ve all been asking for, it’s not a surprise.
“We’ve been asking for a review, it’s been a couple of months since the paperless was introduced and every stakeholder needs to review to figure out what we’ve done well, what we haven’t done well and how best we can improve. So it’s welcome news and it’s something that every stakeholder is looking forward to.”