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GCnet trains agents ahead of port paperless operations


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Tema, Aug. 25, GNA – The Ghana Community
Network Services Limited (GCnet), systems management consultant, has begun a
series of training and sensitization workshops for stakeholders ahead of the
paperless port operations which starts on September first.

Speaking to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) on the
sidelines of a three-day workshop for ports agents in Tema, Mr Agyarku Nkansah,
Deputy Manager, GC

Tema, Aug. 25, GNA – The Ghana Community
Network Services Limited (GCnet), systems management consultant, has begun a
series of training and sensitization workshops for stakeholders ahead of the
paperless port operations which starts on September first.

Speaking to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) on the
sidelines of a three-day workshop for ports agents in Tema, Mr Agyarku Nkansah,
Deputy Manager, GCnet, said his outfit was well programmed to lead and guide
the paperless regime.

He said tailor made crack cyber and software
programming and protocols have been put in place to ensure that the paperless
process would be user friendly to achieve the objectives of government.

According to him, the security system ringed
around GCnet operations were ISO certified” and that we are sure that it would
survive any form of hacking and fraud.”

He said: “We have not had any form of external
cyber interference in our 15 years of operations due to our stringent systems
which are very reliable.”

According to Mr Nkansah, although entries
would be done electronically, an importer or his agent would have to produce
hard copies of a bill of lading and a weigh bill to complete the process.

On the perception and reality of delays at the
ports, he said although the GCnet system had some challenges due to the
inability Telecommunication companies to guarantee constant internet access, it
cannot be blamed for the slowdown of business.

Mr Nkansah opined that some importers, agents
and even some shipping lines sometimes do not cooperate along the chain hence
the attraction of queries from Customs and other inspectors resulting in
delays.

GNA


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