The Ghana Revenue Authority says it has began talks with GCNet to restore its systems at the Ports.
This comes on the back of the challenges seen at the ports with the newly Integrated Customs Management System (ICUMS), popularly called UNIPASS.
Government replaced the single window platform– Ghana Customs Management System (GCMS)– from GCNet and West Blue Consult, with the new system- UNIPASS at the ports.
Earlier last week renowned policy Think Tank IMANI-Ghana petitioned President Akufo-Addo to temporarily suspend operations of UNI-PASS and allow GCNET and West Blue to operate for the remainder of the year in order to assure the nation of revenues, most likely GHS10bn given depressed trade activity due to COVID-19.
In a notice sighted by Kasapafmonline.com, the GRA says talks are far advanced to get GCnet back to work today, Wednesday, April 29, 2020.
“It has come to the notice of the Management of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) that Customs House Agents/declarants are facing some challenges processing their Customs documents on the Integrated Customs Management Systems (ICUMS). Management of GRA as part of efforts resolve these challenges is having consultations with the management of GCNet for the restoration of the GCNet GCMS services.”
“The discussions are almost concluded and Management is hopeful that the GCNet GCMS will be operational by Wednesday, 29 April 2020,” the GRA statement said.