A Deputy Trade Minister has denied any involvement in the establishment of the Cargo Tracking Notes (CTN) Ghana Limited.
His only involvement, Carlos Ahenkorah stated, is as a government appointee backing a system which will stop revenue leakages at the ports.
The deputy Trade Minister’s comment follows allegations by some importers that he is neck deep in the establishment of the company to reap them off.
Some members of the Ghana Institute of Freight Forwarders in Tema have accused Mr Ahenkorah of hypocrisy, knowing that he kicked against the CTN implementation while in opposition.
But in rebuttal on Adom FM’s anti-corruption segment Fabewoso, Carlos Ahenkorah said it was obvious those against CTN are ill-informed.
He stated that the new advanced cargo information system will not come with additional costs.
Carlos Ahenkorah stated that the new system would rather block the leakages in revenue collection at the ports.
“CTN is not targeting any person, it is a risk management tool to help Ghanaians,” he stressed.
The deputy Trade Minister was, however, opposed to importers paying monies for the system and called on the government to take another look at that aspect.
Meanwhile, the Ghana Revenue Authority has served notice that the implementation of the Cargo Tracking Note (CTN) policy would begin on Monday, 15th October 2018.
A statement signed by the Commissioner-General Mr Emmanuel Nti said the intervention was to provide greater scrutiny of major imports for both valuation and security management purposes.