Don’t take instructions from any superior officer-Prof. Adei to Customs officers at Tema Port

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The Board Chairman of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), Prof. Stephen Adei has instructed Customs Officers at the Port of Tema not to take instructions from senior officers of other state agencies also operating in the port.

Any such instructions, according to him, should be ignored and immediately reported to the Sector Commander of Customs.

A Memo under the hand of the Sector Commander of the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority for the Tema Port, Joseph Adu-Kyei and addressed to Terminal Heads and Examination Officers read in part that ‘’All schedule officers are strictly required not to take instructions from any superior officer of other state Agencies in the clearing of goods at the Tema Port. All such instructions in the form of ‘Order from Above’’ should be ignored and immediately reported to the sector commander through the Commissioner, Customs Division to the Board Chairman’’.

The statement also clarified that officers are to ignore only when the instruction is to influence them to do the wrong thing.


Read the full Memo below:



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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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