Food smuggling has once again reared its ugly head in Ghana as reported by the Daily Guide recently and the question is once again, “What is the Government of Ghana (GoG) doing about this?”
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Ghana loses approximately GH¢69 million annually due to the activities of rice smugglers who operate along the country’s borders with Cote d’Ivoire. A report by the Ministry of Information, which made this known, said importers are also losing out while the livelihood of local farmers have been threatened because of unsustainable farming.
Some importers of rice and other major food’ items say they may be compelled to resort to smuggling if nothing is done about the smuggling of food items along the country’s border with Cote d’ivoire.
Over the past few years periodic reports of food smuggling both to and from Ghana surfaced in the media. Most of these reports surfaced after the smuggling activities were exposed especially by investigative reporter Anas Aremeyaw Anas (Anas) and other media such as the Daily Guide.
Accra, May 23, GNA – Mr John Awuni, Corporate Affairs Director of the Finatrade Group of Companies, on Monday commended the Food and Drugs Board (FDB), the Ghana Police Service and Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) for discovering secret rice warehouses and arresting the smugglers.
Accra, Jan. 21, GNA – Mr. John Awuni, Corporate Affairs Director of Finatrade Group of Companies, a leading rice importer on Thursday lauded the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) for recently slapping 200 per cent tax penalty on rice smugglers.
The Food and Beverages Association of Ghana on Thursday commended the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) for exhibiting a high level of vigilance in arresting rice smugglers at the western corridor of the country.
Members of Food and Beverage Association who import through the Tema port have asked the Ghana Revenue Authority to make the import tax on rice equitable across board.
In apparent reaction to complaints by small-scale rice importers over high tariffs, the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has slashed the duty at the Elubo Border from $0.97 per kilo of rice to $0.75 per a kilo to pave the way for the importers to clear thousands of bags of rice locked up at the Ghana-Cote …
Quantities of rice are being clandestinely smuggled from neighbouring Cote d’ Ivoire by some people into the Western region of Ghana at Elubo by sea.