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Regional News of Thursday, 15 November 2012

Source: GNA

Customs officers must guard against corrupt practices – Prof Awoonor

Professor Kofi Awoonor, Chairman of the Council of State, on Wednesday reminded custom officers that as guards at the gate of an institution that generate revenue for national development they should desist from indulging in corrupt practices.

Prof Awoonor said this when some members of the council interacted with customs officers in the long-room at the Tema Harbour during a working visit to the harbour.

He commended the officers for their high sense of dedication, sacrifice, commitment and loyalty to the nation and urged them not to compromise with unpatriotic Ghanaians to sabotage the national economy.

Briefing members of the council, Major General Carl Modey, Commissioner of the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority, stressed the need for an oversight committee to regulate activities at the ports so that stakeholders who faulted could be appropriately sanctioned.

Mr Richard Anamoo, Director-General of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority, reiterated the need to decongest the ports to ensure efficiency in its day-to-day operations.

Members of the council later toured the main port, MPS Terminal, Scanners and the Golden Jubilee Terminal to acquaint themselves with the operations of those facilities.

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