Customs
services within the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) will soon be fully digitized as
revenue collection authorities have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with
their Korean counterparts for that purpose.

The ceremony
to sign the MoU took place on Friday where the Commissioner for Customs Excise
and Preventive Services (CEPS), Isaac Crentsil, explained that the agreement would
give customs the opportunity to access data and training programmes from their
Korean counterparts for efficient revenue mobilization.

Some officials from the GRA and their Korean counterparts at the signing ceremony

The Commissioner-General
of the GRA, Kofi Nti, described the signing of the pact as a significant
milestone for CEPS.

He said the
MoU with Korea would help increase surveillance and capacity building to
mobilize more revenue for development.

The Korean
Ambassador to Ghana, Kim Sungsoo, also commenting of the MoU said it would aid
government of Ghana’s “Ghana Beyond Aid” agenda because whatever innovations
Ghana was going to benefit from has been recognized by the world as efficient.

A new system, UNIPASS, which will include a clearance management
system, a cargo management system, an information management system and an
administration system will be deployed as part of the collaboration.

Ghana Link
Network Services with its Korean partner, CUPIA Korea Customs will implement
the UNIPASS.

Chairman of Ghana Link Network Services, Nick Danso Adjei, said the UNIPASS will deliver the services needed for a single window.

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