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Mahamadu Bawumia Port revenue goes up by 56% after paperless system - Vice prez

Dr. Bawumia said that revenue at the ports increased from GHc130 million in the first week of September 2016, to GHc213 million in the same period for 2017.

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Ghana’s vice president, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has said that revenue collected at the ports has increased by 56% within a week of the introduction of the paperless system.

Speaking at the launch of the onboarding programme for National Service Personnel into the National Communications Authority, Dr. Bawumia said that revenue at the ports increased from GHc130 million in the first week of September 2016, to GHc213 million in the same period for 2017.

“On September 1, we launched the paperless [system], but of course not without attempts to actually derail the process, because it’s hurting a lot of people who were making free money and people who used to take two weeks to clear a container after one day of delay were protesting.  Are you protesting the system or something else?”

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READ ALSO: Clearing agents protest against paperless policy implementation

“The results are amazing. We just looked at data this morning – first week of collections under the paperless system in September this year compared to last year first week of collections in September 2016, and collections have gone up by 56 percent; 56 percent from around GHc130 million to GHc213 million in one week,” he added.

All agencies at Ghana’s ports on September 1 started the paperless clearing process after a month of piloting.

This initiative follows a directive from the Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia in May 2017.

READ ALSO: Confusion hits Tema Port over paperless system

He argued that this will prevent the corruption and long hours of clearing goods at the ports.

But at the start of the programme, some clearing agents at the Tema Port thronged the Longroom of the port over what they described as delays in the clearance of their consignments.

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