Paperless port has reduced corruption in Tema Port – Director

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The Director of Tema Port, Edward Osei has disclosed that the implementation of the Paperless concept by the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has cut down corruption drastically.

He also added that, the paperless concept has been very advantageous because it has made clearing of goods very easy and time saving.

He emphasized once an importer’s documentation is in its right state, goods can be cleared within 24 hours on arrival.

Speaking in a television interview and monitored by Mr. Edward Kofi Osei said, the Port Authority has been working intensively with the Intelligence community to root out any form of corruption.

He explained that the initiatives set by the Vice President has really been helpful to the Port Authority as it led to the reduction of the numerous agencies with responsibility for the inspection and examination of cargo at the port, among others.

Edward Osei stated that GPHA is working closely with the Navy and the Ghana Maritime Authority to ensure safety and security of vessels that dock at the port.


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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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