Commercial activities at the Hamile border in the Upper West region are slowly resuming with the reopening of Ghana’s borders with neighboring countries.
Borders have been closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Importers from Burkina Faso, Mali, Guinea, Senegal and Mauritania, which frequent the Hamile border, had started arriving with goods and services.
Mr. Clever Attuh-Ndro, second in command at the Ghana Revenue Authority Customs Division at Hamile Border Post, said in an interview with the GNA that revenue collection is also increasing ahead of schedule.
He said sooner business would soon be at its peak as vehicular traffic had increased and importers had started importing cowhide, mainly from Guinea into the country.
Mr. Attuh-Ndro, who is also the Assistant Revenue Officer, said, “We are now seeing an increase in import volumes and all is well now.”
He said smuggling across the border had dropped significantly and attributed it to intensive education of traders, especially agents and importers, on the need to avoid smuggling.
The second in command called on people who want to buy vehicles to always feel free and come to CEPS to help them solve their problems, saying, “Don’t be afraid of CEPS; we are here and ready to serve you”.