Data emanating from the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority reveals that import duties generated for government reached a high of GHc1.2 billion in June, the first month in which the controversial Integrated Customs Management System was fully deployed across all points of entry for goods into Ghana.  Instructively, GRA claims that prior to the switch over to the new platform, its predecessor, the National Single Window System operated by GC Net in partnership with West Blue Consulting, was generating a monthly average amount of GHc940 million.

This new data tends to justify government’s insistence on sticking with the new platform deployed by South Korea’s CUPEA in collaboration with its local partner, Ghana Link, despite the technical problems that have dogged the roll out of the new platform since it was piloted a few months ago,  over which the clearing and forwarding community has expressed dissatisfaction.

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