Nigeria loses transit cargo to Ghana due to time delay, bureaucracy

Bureaucracy, long periods of waiting is making Ghana’s ports, points of entry of choice against Nigeria’s.

Nigeria is said to have lost the movement of transit cargo belonging to land-locked countries such as Chad, Niger, and Burkina Faso to Ghana due to time delay and bureaucracy at the country’s ports.

This follows Ghana’s newly introduced cargo clearance procedure which saves time and money.

President of the National Council of Managing Directors of Licensed Customs Agents in Nigeria, Mr Lucky Amiwero, said the ports in Ghana had dedicated terminal through which these cargoes are loaded on trucks without delay, the Vanguard News reports February 26, 2012.

Mr Amiwero told the publication that Nigeria had not only lost the movement of transit cargoes to Ghana, but was also on the verge of losing trans-shipment to the same country as bigger vessels prefer to go to Ghana due to its deeper draft.

He noted that the bureaucratic procedure in the goods clearing process in Nigeria, coupled with the issue of extortion, had made importers in these land-locked countries to look to Ghana as a better option, the publication reports.

By Ekow Quandzie

4 Comments
  1. Afolarin says

    All is well.

  2. Anonymous says

    Losing of big jobs has become something of joy for our leaders where the majority of nigerians are jobless. Oga oooooooooooo.

  3. ladapo tobi says

    its a News of disgust 2 av heard that nigeria lost it to its neighbour who are not as capable as her,bt i think laying good strategies nd abiding wil help HER

  4. Ghana Advocate says

    Ghana must also enhance its transportation network to deal with this additional traffic. It is imperative that the country develop an excellent rail network that will send good-in-transit straight to border towns to be loaded on to trucks there. If not, our current road network will not be able to handle the additional traffic and its associated wear and tear.

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