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General News of Friday, 7 December 2018


Poultry importer involved in fraudulent deals at Aflao border, some custom officials figured

Painstaking investigations have revealed the rot which is currently been perpetrated by an importer in collusion with some custom officers at the Aflao border, thereby depriving the state of the much needed revenue.

The company at the centre of this rot loads containers of poultry into trucks at the port of Lome and under declares them in collusion with some custom officials.

The company usually loads about 5 trucks of which 3 are Ghanaian registered while 2 are Togolese registered trucks respectively.

On the 12th November 2018 four of their trucks were found to have understated quantities and for which custom officers were detailed to do premises examination, and the excesses discovered however before these understated quantities could be penalised and the amount pay to GRA another 5 trucks from the same company loaded with poultry again was allowed through the Aflao border.

It must be noted that the MOFA and Veterinary does not permit the use of the border for the importation of poultry and beef products.

These trucks are however allowed through and come to Tema in the night.

Though they go through scan at the Aflao border, the scan only confirms the products in the trucks without confirming the quantities in the trucks.

Again it must be noted that the Togolese customs issue what’s called an a kae for the trucks which shows the actual quantities and products that was discharged from the containers into the trucks but this sadly is ignored by the Ghanaian officers.

The company in the centre of this rot is one Beny Impex ltd registered on the 9th January 2018 and headed by a Togolese who also pose as a Ghanaian and have one Eli Dzamesi as a director.