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Business News of Wednesday, 29 April 2020

Source: Starr FM

UNIPASS brouhaha: GRA consults GCNET to resume operations


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The Ghana Revenue Authority has asked GCNET to resume operations at the Tema port today, Wednesday, April 29, 2020, in order to restore the disrupted Integrated Customs Management System (ICUMS).

In a letter sighted by Starrfm.com.gh, GRA stated that discussions with GCNET have been occasioned by the challenges being faced by agents processing their custom documents on the new Integrated Customs Management System by UNIPASS.

Earlier last week renowned policy Think Tank IMANI Ghana petitioned President Akufo-Addo to do the following:

1) Temporarily suspend operations of UNI-PASS and allow GCNET and West Blue to operate for the remainder of the year in order to assure the nation of revenues, most likely GHS10bn given depressed trade activity due to COVID-19.

2) Conduct an independent review of the UNI-PASS system.

3)The Ministry of Trade and Finance should share revenue projections from implementing UNI-PASS with Ghanaians.

Attached is a copy of the letter by GRA:





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