Ghana ports take decisive action to stamp out fraud

The Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority has upped the ante in its use of technology to stamp out fraud.

The Authority will enable importers to access Port Authority invoices electronically along the same lines as Ghana’s trading hub portal is used to check estimated duties payable on goods.
This is expected to prevent fraudulent clearing agents from inflating GPHA’s invoices to take advantage of importers.
“With the bill of lading, the invoice would be generated by a text message giving the shipper the total amount payable. That would help stop some of these practices,” according to GPHA treasury manager Tebon Zumah.

He urged importers to visit the port or call GPHA whenever they were in doubt to verify the right charges.

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