The Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has sensitised haulage drivers and owners on new regulations governing the carriage of transit goods along Ghana’s corridor.
The requirements which are to be strictly complied with before any goods leave the port or station for transit, are expected to address the increasing phenomenon of diversion of transit cargo for consumption in the local Ghanaian market.
The regulations require all goods in transit to be covered by transit documents with detailed particulars of the driver’s name including his address, telephone number and a national identity card.
It also imposes a duty on a driver to provide a permanent residential address, name of transport union and his membership identity card.
The regulations, among others, also require an introductory letter from the owner of the vehicle indicating clearly that he has authorised the driver to use the vehicle to carry transit goods with a demand to produce the driver for the Commissioner of Customs when demanded.
This was indicated by Mr Emmanuel Yao Tettey of Customs-GRA at a sensitisation workshop organised by the Ghana Shippers’ Authority (GSA) for over 120 haulage drivers and owners in Takoradi.