Twenty customs officers serving at the Tema Port have reportedly been transferred.
That was after it was discovered upon an ‘unannounced’ visit by the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta and Transport, Kwaku Ofori Asiamah, to the Meridian Ports Services, the company handling containers at the Tema Port, that the 20 officers had continue to perform poorly.
During the visit, the Finance Minister interacted with port officers.
Recent report by the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) revealed that the Tema Port battled in the first quarter of this year to meet its revenue target.
That, according to GRA, was due to challenges in implementing new tax reforms and “high rate of smuggling.”
BY Melvin Tarlue