Shippers’ Authority(GSA), GEPA intensify collaboration to support exporters

The Ghana Shippers’ Authority (GSA) has reiterated its commitment to working together with all stakeholders in the shipping and logistics industry to protect the interest of exporters in Ghana.

Head of Shipper Services and Trade Facilitation Mrs. Monica Josiah said this during a working visit to the Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA) on Friday 11th March, 2022.

She mentioned that the visit was also to get an update on the scheduled activities of GEPA for the year to help GSA fashion its planned activities to support exporters.

“We share the same constituents of exporters and we need to talk more among ourselves to help address their needs. The Shipper Committees which have been set up by the GSA is meant to constantly deliberate on matters that would better address the challenges of exporters. We are therefore always open to engaging GEPA to ensure we are on the right path,” Mrs. Josiah said.

The GEPA Deputy CEO, Mr. Samuel Dentu mentioned that he was pleased with the collaboration between the two organizations in pushing the nation’s export development agenda as stipulated in the National Export Development Strategy (NEDS).

The NEDS envisages that over a duration of 10 years Non-Traditional Exports (NTEs) will grow from $2.8 billion in 2020 to $25.3 billion in 2029 accompanied by deep structural transformation that positions Ghana as a competitive export-led industrialized economy.

According to Mr. Dentu such collaborations are critical to the success of the program as a result GEPA will continue to keep close ties with the Ghana Shippers’ Authority.

He noted that GEPA is in the process of forming some operational committees for the NEDS and GSA would prominently feature to assist with its expertise.

Source: GSA

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