Business News of Wednesday, 2 August 2017
The Ghana Community Network Services Limited (GCNet) has won the coveted ICT Company of the Year award at the 7th edition of the Ghana Information Technology and Telecom Awards 2017 (GITTA) in Accra.
It also emerged the Public Sector e-solutions Provider of the Year for the second successive time.
The awards recognised GCNet as an innovator and leader in the provision of e-solutions to government and its agencies through the deployment of a Single Window platform which connects over 10,000 actors in the trade space.
It also recognised GCNet for providing electronic platforms for revenue mobilisation and trade facilitation, easing trade processes with system availability nationwide.
In a statement, the Corporate Communications Manager of GCNet, Mrs Aba Lokko, said the awards added up to the various milestones chalked up by the company since its existence.
“These awards come on the back of the recent milestones chalked up at the maiden Ghana Shippers Awards where GCNet took home the two topmost awards: Trade Facilitation Company of the Year and CEO of the Year,” she said.
She stated that over the years, GCNet had successfully deployed an EDI system, Ghana TradeNet; a customs system, the Ghana Customs Management System (GCMS); the i-Transit Systems for the processing of goods in transit, an Electronic Business Registration System and an Electronic Tax Administration System.
“Its trade facilitation infrastructure support structure is anchored on five data recovery centres across the country including a tier III facility which operates on international models of guaranteeing 99 per cent availability for Tier III facilities,” she added.
“We will build on our 15-year track record of excellence and innovation while working with government and the people of Ghana to contribute to national development for the benefit of all Ghanaians,” she further assured.