Thursday 14 December 2017

Ghana: Press focuses on paperless ports, demolition of illegal structures

Ghana: Press focuses on paperless ports, demolition of illegal structures
(APA 09/04/17)
Ghana: Press focuses on paperless ports, demolition of illegal structures

The introduction of paperless processes at the ports in Ghana and the demolition exercise dominate the headlines of Ghanaian press on Monday.

The Daily Graphic states that the Ghana Port's programme to avoid paper transactions in goods clearance and other port services would be piloted in full on Monday.

The newspaper says the system although introduced last Friday was not fully tested because it was a public holiday and added that during the weekend, two requests were received and attended to on Saturday.

The online system would be accessed by clearing agents and companies to facilitate the clearing of goods and eliminate the "paper full" system, which sometimes, human interactions delayed.

The Ghanaian Times said that the Member of Parliament (MP) for Tema West and Deputy Minister of Transport, Carlos Kingsley Ahenkorah, last Thursday clashed with the Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA) officials over the demolition of illegal structures.

According to the newspaper, the MP led some residents of the Cocoa Village in Tema to attack and chase out the TMA task force.

The report said that a task force comprising personnel from the Navy, TMA and Police looked on helplessly as the MP went into action.

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