Goods imported through the country’s ports should be cleared by consignees within the stipulated timeframe of 30 and 21 days for general and perishable goods respectively, the Presidential Special Operations Taskforce has noted.
In a statement issued recently and signed by Dr Clement Apaak, Spokesperson, the Taskforce appealed to agents, companies and members of the public to report people who claim to have powers from the Presidency to clear their goods for people.
It stated also that it was bent on helping to de-congest the ports and eliminate all forms of malfeasance.
“Some unscrupulous persons, who go about using the name of the President’s Special Taskforce, or the Presidency, claiming they have the powers to clear goods for companies and individuals, would be dealt with ruthlessly.”
The Taskforce additionally noted that goods that were not cleared within the specific days would be placed on the uncleared cargo list, gazetted and disposed off through public auction according to the laws of the country.
Noting that the process had already started, the statement said goods and cargo already placed on the uncleared cargo list and gazetted would require a permit prior to any attempts by consignees or their agents to clear them.
In 2013, President John Dramani Mahama, established a special revenue taskforce, led by Prosper Douglas Bani, Chief of Staff, with a mandate to carry out investigations and stem activities by fraudulent people at the ports.
The Taskforce was also asked to report all manner of financial malpractices at the country’s ports to the right establishment and hand over such miscreants to the police.
Source: Samuel Boadi/D-Guide
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