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Police, Shippers’ Authority commit to removing trade barriers

The Ghana Police Service and the Ghana Shippers’ Authority (GSA) have renewed their commitment to work together to remove trade barriers along Ghana’s transit corridor.The two state agencies made the pledge when the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the GSA, Ms. Benonita Bismarck paid a courtesy call on the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. James Oppong-Boanuh on 1st September, 2020.

She informed the IGP about the establishment of an e-platform by the GSA in collaboration with the Borderless Alliance to provide real-time solutions to non-tariff barriers to trade along Ghana’s transit corridor.

Ms. Bismarck said with the ongoing expansion works in the Tema port, it is expected that trade will increase between Ghana and the landlocked countries of Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger.

She, however, said the GSA has identified 75 police barriers between Tema and Paga during its quarterly road trips and monitoring exercises along the corridor. The barriers have become a conduit for some officers of the service to extort monies from transit shippers, especially truck drivers for supposed road traffic infractions.

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