The Ghana Community Network Services Limited (GCNet) has been acknowledged by the Tema Sector of the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) as the Most Dependable Partner in 2016.
A citation accompanying the award announced at the 2016 End of Year Award ceremony by the Tema Sector commended GCNet for its invaluable partnership to strengthening capacity of the Sector to improve revenue collection and enhance trade in the country.
The Tema Sector Commander, Confidence Nyadzi, noted that GCNet’s services and support for the entire Customs Division and especially the Tema Sector have translated into trade facilitation and enhanced revenue mobilisation.
“Apart from being a key service provider in Customs operation, you also distinguished yourself as an invaluable partner in many ways. Your prompt responses to operational challenges and prompt solutions such as the new warehousing and COR modules in the GCMS among others is highly commendable,” Mr. Nyadzi observed.
The citation further read: “Your training programmes for officers and free access to your facilities when we need venue for meetings among others are well appreciated”.
Commenting on the award, General Manager of GCNet Alwin Hoegerle commended the Tema Sector of the Customs Division of GRA for the recognition and noted that GCNet had accepted the challenge thrown and would remain fully committed to improving its service delivery and enable the Customs Division exceed its target in the coming years.
“We are in the process of rolling out GCMS III which is an upgrade of the current GCMS II. This demonstrates the continuous heavy investments GCNet makes in renewing and improving our applications and platforms, which ensures alignment with the latest developments in the world of information technology, that is, cloud computing, mobile applications and improved security that will enhance the user friendliness of our e-solutions to deepen trade activities and enhance revenue collection needed for accelerated economic development in the country,” Mr. Hoegerle hinted.
He also reiterated GCNet’s resolve to continuously support GRA with services in data warehousing and data analytics in its risk management processes as well as the Ministries of Trade and Finance and Ministries Department & Agencies (MDAs) in their efforts to promote trade facilitation, transparency in revenue mobilization while positioning Ghana as the Trade hub and preferred investment destination in the sub region.
A Deputy Manager of Transit Operations of GCNet, Nicholas Ofei, received the award on behalf of GCNet.
The ceremony was also to honour staff, key partners and stakeholders of the Tema Sector of the Customs Division of GRA.