The World Customs Organisation (WCO), has honoured the Ghana Community Network Services Limited (GCNet) for rendering exceptional services to the international customs and trade community in creating a business friendly environment.
The award endorsed by the Secretary General of the World Customs Organisation, Kunio Mikuriya was received by the General Manager of GCNet, Alwin Hoegerle on the occasion of the celebration of the 2017 International Customs Day observed in Accra.
A statement issued by the company in Accra yesterday said the presentation of the award coincided with the celebration of this year’s International Customs Day on January 26, 2017.
It was on the theme, ‘Data analysis for effective border management’, a build-up on last year’s theme. ‘Digital customs – Progressive engagement’
In a response to the citation accompanying the award, Mr. Hoegerle pledged GCNet’s continuous support for and collaboration with all stakeholders to provide the business intelligence services which facilitate faster decision making, ensure strategic interventions and generally deepen the proactiveness of all players to creating and sustaining a business friendly environment.
‘GCNet hopes to tap into opportunities for sustained collaboration with other actors in the Trade eco-system. We feel proud about the delivery of business intelligence services, ensuring availability and accessibility of fair and accurate data that facilitates policy decisions, key to boosting confidence in the trade processes for improved competitiveness and revenue mobilisation,’ Mr. Hoegerle remarked.
He also reiterated GCNet’s commitment to deepening its partnership with GRA especially the Customs Division and other Divisions to collaborate to create a business friendly environment which would expand base for revenue generation and collection.
January 26 is a day set aside by the World Customs Organisation every year to recognise and draw attention to the critical role of Customs organisations the world over in economic development.
The day is observed by Customs administrations in over 180 member states that belong to the global Customs body with various national events to commemorate the occasion.