Customs officers urged to approach work with selflessness to salvage image
Major General Richardson Baiden (Retired), former Commissioner of the Custom Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), has underscored the need for custom officers to approach their work with a renewed sense of selflessness, dedication and commitment.
By so doing, he said, they would be salvaging the tainted image of their profession in the minds of the public.
Major General Baiden made the call at the first festival of the Nine Lessons and Carols organised by the Tema Collection of Customs in Tema on Friday.
He commended the host choir, the Maritime Voices, for the inspiring melodies and advised members to guard against complacency and to remain dedicated and committed to the choir to enable it live up to expectation.
Rev Johnny Djangmah of the Community ‘9’ branch of the Action Chapel, who delivered the sermon, urged Christians to remain committed to God’s word.
He exhorted them not to clinch to material things but to strive for spiritual wealth.
Rev Djangmah urged officers and men of the Customs Division to commit their work into the hands of God, whom he said, would let success crown their efforts.
Alhaji Yussif Adam Ibrahim, Tema Sector of Customs commended stakeholders of customs namely the shipping lines, freight forwarders and the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority, among others for forging a cordial working relationship that enabled the Tema Collection to achieve its target for the year.
Among dignitaries, who read the Nine Lessons, were Major General Carl Modey, Commissioner of the Customs Division of the GRA and Mr Jacob Adorkor, Acting Director of the Tema Port.