Shippers Authority Assures Exporters –

Edward Kofi Botchway, Procurement and Logistics Officer of Bomarts Farms Ltd, in a discussion with Monica Josiah and Sandra Poakwa, an Assistant Shipper Services Officer about some concerns of his company

THE
GHANA Shippers’ Authority (GSA) has assured shippers operating in the Eastern
Region of its commitment to addressing their shipment challenges at the ports.

The
companies, which are mostly exporters, include Blue Skies, Okyere Farms, Chocho
Industries, Bomarts and Dhillon Farms.

The
assurance was given by the Tema Branch Manager of the GSA, Monica Josiah, on Wednesday
when she led a team on a visit to the companies.

She
appealed to the shippers not to hesitate to report their shipment challenges to
the GSA for resolution.

Mrs
Josiah reiterated the importance of exports to the development of Ghana as part
of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s agenda of “Ghana Beyond Aid” and
pledged the GSA’s commitment to collaborate with other agencies to promote
exports.

The
visits form part of the GSA’s shipper visitation and outreach programme to
reach out to shippers in their areas of operation to listen to their concerns
on shipments and business in general.

The
outreach programme, over the years, has served as an avenue for the GSA to
address shipment-related challenges of shippers across the country.

Some
of the concerns raised by the shippers during the visit included compliance
challenges and delays in release of cargo, insufficient number of officers from
some regulatory agencies, non-working of shipping lines on weekends and
holidays among others.