The Ghana Community Network Services Limited (GCNet) has presented Four Hundred and Fifty laptops worth $247,000.00 to the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA).
This paperwork is part of GCNet’s commitment to supporting the GRA and the Government of Ghana to increase the U. S .’s sales era for improved monetary development.
The laptops will facilitate operations of subject officers of the Domestic Tax Revenue Division (DTRD) of the GRA to enhance home sales collection.
Presenting the items to GRA through the Ministry of Finance, Executive Chairman of GCNet, Dr. Nortey Omaboe, expressed self-assurance that the laptops might help officials of DTRD to apply the journeys TM machine that GCNet has deployed while on the pass.
GCNet is a Public-Private Partnership that became integrated on November thirteen, 2000. Its shareholders are the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), Ghana Shippers Authority (GSA), Ecobank Ghana Limited (EBG), Ghana Commercial Bank (GCB), and Societe Generale de Surveillance (SGS) of Switzerland.
GCNet, an Innovator and Leader in the Provision of e-Solutions to Governments, has evolved and deployed Ghana’s Single Window Platform for Processing Trade Transactions and Customs Clearances. The System comprises a front-quit Electronic Messaging Platform (the TradeNet) and a back-quit System (the Ghana Customs Management System).
The System permits a 24/7 processing of declarations and is currently deployed at Customs Headquarters and all the key Customs Stations. Ninety-eight (ninety-eight) percentage of Customs revenue is collected thru the System. In addition to GCMS, linkage of different again-give-up packages (e.G. Automated Registration of Vehicles, Income Tax Declarations, Social Security Declarations, and many others.) is feasible.
Close to Forty (40) Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), which includes the Ghana Free Zones Board (GFZB), Ghana Standards Authority, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Ghana Investment Protection Centre (GIPC), Ministries of Trade and Finance, and so on.., access the TradeNet for diverse operational purposes.
To date, GCNet has invested over $80m within the business with coverage throughout the kingdom at the back of updated infrastructure to make sure information integrity, business continuity, and safety in the space in which it operates. The effect has been great growth in the home tax revenue series processed through tripsTM of GHS 15. Four bn in 2017, representing a thirty-two according to cent (32%) growth over the same duration in 2016 with the collection of GHS 12bn.
In 2018, domestic revenue collected through trips amounted to GHS 19.4bn. This has been largely due to the strategic geographical rollout of sixty-nine tax places of work that presents trips.
The Registrar – Generals’ Department (RGD) has witnessed great enhancements in turnaround time for commercial enterprise registrations, sales, and online transactions thru the deployment of the e-Registrar. For instance, since the deployment of the e-Registrar by way of GCNet, the RGD has recorded GHS ninety-four. 28m in revenue in 2018, representing almost 30 in line with cent growth in total sales recorded in 2017, which changed into GHS seventy-five .2m.
Among other awards, GCNet has won Best e-Solutions Provider for the Public Sector, Best ICT Company in Ghana, Best Digital Innovative Finance Product (Letter of Commitment – LOC), and Public Sector ICT Provider of the Year. These awards show the confidence reposed in GCNet via our stakeholders and most people.
GCNet, as a repository of government facts, maintains to leverage many international certification regimes such as ISO 27001 for facts protection management and ISO 9000 for satisfactory management to make sure safety requirements and compliance.
GCNet went thru a successful re-certification of ISO 27001:2013 for its GeGov operation and ISO 9001:2015 for the TradeNet Business. The organization maintains to try for global standards in all its business operations. The organization, therefore, received the ISO 27001:2013 certificate for itsTradeNet business after a successful certification audit.
He assured that GCNet might provide logistic help to GRA in line with its commitment to contributing resourcing field support officers to apply the Total Revenue Integrated Processing Systems (trips TM) to construct a green tax administration regime.
Hon. Kweku Kwarteng, Deputy Minister of Finance in fee of Revenue who obtained the laptops on behalf of GRA, expressed his excitement at GCNet’s gesture noting that it’d assist substantially to obtain the goals of the DTRD.
“While DTRD officers have computer computers set up for them at various tax workplaces, the ability to adopt subject operations is limited by using the restricted range of laptops presently available to them. This scenario, as an example, constrains their potential to undertake tax audits at the premises of the taxpayer efficaciously,” observed Mr. Kwarteng.
Domestic tax sales generated through GCNet’s journeys TM System recorded GHC 19.4bn as of the end of 2018. This became largely answerable for the DTRD’s potential to exceed its collection target of GHC 24.4bn by using greater than GHC 850m or 3.5% towards deliberate collection goal of GHC 23.5bn
Over the past five years, a sustained increase within the domestic tax series was processed through (journeys TM), from GHC 3bn generated in 2014, GHC 9bn in 2015 to nearly GHC 12bn in 2016. Since the creation of (journeys TM) for home tax collection, greater GHS 55 billion has been gathered. All 69 GRA tax workplaces of the DTRD are addicted to the trips TM system.
In 2018, the DTRD handed its revenue target with public sensitization, infrastructure support from GCNet, and diligence from the GRA Staff.
In every other improvement, GCNet has prolonged logistic aid to the Accra (Jamestown) Collection Office of the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) with objects valued at over$13,000.00. The objects included air-conditioners, workplace desks, table pinnacle refrigerators, and office chairs, amongst others.
Sector Commander for the Accra Collection Office, Mr. Emmanuel Ohene, counseled GCNet for the gesture and referred to that the logistic assist would pass along manner to enhance sales collection efforts through the James Town office. GCNet has additionally undertaken a massive refurbishment of the workplace in early 2016 at over Three Hundred Thousand Ghana cedis (GHS300, 000.00).