Adopt paperless model at port or be sanctioned – Bawumia

Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia

Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has said any agency and service provider that is not ready for the paperless module at the port will be sanctioned.

According to him, all is set for the full roll out of the paperless system at the ports from September 1.

Speaking to Stake Holders at the Flagstaff House, Dr. Bawumia said the new Online and integrated port processes will reduce the physical presence at the ports which would lead to a reduction in the time and cost of doing business there.

“With the help of cooperation of all stakeholders at the port, we have marked out a process flow which will take effect on September 1, 2017. Agencies and stakeholders presented paperless process flows which we have merged into a process flow that will enable compliant importers to sit in the comfort of their offices or homes and get customs clearance.

Terminals which are not ready by September 1 will be left behind and people who do not comply will be sanctioned”

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