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Business News of Thursday, 30 April 2020

Source: Class FM

GCNet system restored at the ports


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The GCNet has restored its payment system at the ports, paving the way for importers and exporters to transact business.

This follows the challenges encountered at the ports on Wednesday, 29 April 2020 with the introduction of the new Integrated Customs Management System (ICUMS) – UNIPASS.

ClassFMonline.com learns that the importers and exporters are satisfied with the restoration of the GCNet system.

“We are okay for now, we hope the backload can be cleared very early though it will take some time”, a clearing agent told ClassFMonline.com

“I hope the government will allow GCNet to operate. GCNet system makes things work faster, they should allow them to work”, he said.

Meanwhile, the Importers and Exporters Association and the Ghana Institute of Freight Forwarders have been locked up in a crunch meeting with government officials in Tema over the challenges encountered with the UNI-PASS payment system which has generated controversy at the ports.

The government delegation is led by Trade Minister Alan Kyerematen, Deputy Finance MinisterKwaku Kwarteng, Acting Commissioner-General of GRA Amishaddai Owusu-Amoah and a representative of Senior Minister Yaw Osafo-Maafo.

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