The National Communication Director of the opposition National Democracy Congress (NDC), Sammy Gyamfi, and several members of the NDC were thownout of the Revenue office of the Tema Port.
Sammy Gyamfi was with former Minister of Trade and Industry Ekow Spio-Garbra and Bolgatanga MP Isaac Adongo when the incident occurred.
The security officials at the Tema Port reacted when Sammy Gyamfi and his entourage had attempted to hold a press conference at the venue.
But Sammy Gyamfi in his defence said they were at the office to assess the effect of the newly introduced Integrated Customs Management System, ICUMS which has sparked a lot of controversies at both Tema and Takoradi Ports.
“As a political party, we were only concern of the agitations of the various stakeholders about the challenges in implementing the newly launched UNIPASS ICUMS system. That is why we came here to work with stakeholders and better understand the challenges.”
“We came here to see whether UNIPASS works smoothly or not at all, as we have learned from various stakeholders here, and I am sure you can see the chaotic situation yourself,” he said.
The newly implemented ICUMS, which began on June 1, has been widely criticized by freight forwarders who continue to complain about the delay they faced when trying to clear their goods.
Ongoing meetings between NDC ensembles and various shipping company associations are taking place at the Mariners Club in Tema Harbor.