Postal and Courier Services Regulatory Commission (PCSRC) will soon clamp down on courier and postal service providers operating illegally.
Of the 130 operating in the country, 96 have had their licenses renewed as at last year.
According to Nii Yeboah Edwin Burgesson, the Public Affairs Manager at the PCSRC, the commission is collaborating with the police to weed the sector of unlicensed operators.
The commission is especially weary of one-man operators who use motorbikes to ferry goods of people from one point to the other without being in its database especially when cases of elopement with parcels, tampering and the charging of exorbitant fees have become issues of concern.
Defaulters are subject to as much as 500 penalty units and in some cases imprisoned for six months.
With the permission of the Ghana Revenue Authority, operators of courier and postal services at the ports who are not licensed cannot clear their goods with activation of the new regime, Mr. Burgesson submitted.
The Postal and Courier Services Regulatory Commission (PCSRC) is the regulator for the postal and courier sector in Ghana. The Commission was established under the Postal and Courier Services Regulatory Commission Act, 2003 (Act 649).
By Michael Eli Dokosi/goldstreetbusiness.com