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Ghana Customs surpasses target at Kotoka airport

Ghana Customs surpasses target at Kotoka airport

ACCRA: For the first time in seven years, the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has not only met its revenue target, but exceeded it by GH¢7,699,241.
The division was able to collect GH¢480,259,241.64 for the year ending December 2015. Its target for the year was GH¢472,560,000.
The last time the division met its target was in 2008 and since then, it has consistently fallen short of its target until 2015.
An Assistant Commissioner of the GRA in charge of the KIA Customs Division, Mr Isaac Desmond Abbey, expressed the belief that the achievements was as a result of the dedication, support and commitment of the officers and men, coupled with well-thought-out policies being implemented by the GRA.
“All these catapulted us into this realm of achievements,” he said, adding that in 2014, the authority introduced compliance measures where everything was done electronically to monitor the performance of staff and put them on track if they were lagging behind.
That, he said, helped the staff to work hard, and to remain focused and it was not surprising that the division was able to exceed its target for the first time in seven years.
He said the division had “a very strong” management team and staff who were committed to executing the job and commended them for their overwhelming desire to collect revenue for national development.
Mr Abbey gave an assurance that they would work harder to sustain the momentum and even exceed their current performance.