Members of the Central Regional Shipper Committee (CRSC) have been sensitized by Zenith Bank on ways to access soft loans for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the shipping and logistics industry.
The sensitization workshop which was facilitated by the Ghana Shippers’ Authority (GSA) forms part of efforts to equip importers and exporters with the requisite skills and knowledge to enable them to compete with their counterparts on the continent.
Some members of the CRSC during the presentation
The event which was held on Thursday 30th June 2022 at the Conference Hall of the Oguaa Teachers’ Co-operative Credit Union formed part of the second quarter meeting of the CRSC. Welcoming participants to the Committee meeting, the Branch Manager of the Takoradi Branch Office of the GSA Mrs. Agnes Asamoah-Duku reiterated the Authority’s aim of helping Shippers and other key stakeholders through continuous education and sensitization for the benefit of the shipping and logistics sector.
The shippers were also sensitized on the Benchmark Policy Review by the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) by a Deputy Trade Facilitation Officer with the Customs Division of the GRA, Mr. Jonathan Debrah.
Some members of the CRSC taking notes during the presentation
The CRSC is one of the ten (10) shipper committees across the country that meets quarterly to discuss relevant issues confronting shippers in the region. Each committee is made up of the importers, exporters, logistics companies, freight forwarding associations, Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) whose work impacts on the international trade transaction of shippers.