The Customs Division of the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) has said that revenue targets for June and July were exceeded despite the significant reduction in airport activities due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Speaking at a stakeholder’s engagement on Thursday, Sector Commander of the Customs Division at KIA attributed the significant gains in revenue mobilization to the Integrated Customs Management System (ICUMS).
“In June this year, just as the ICUMS was introduced we strongly worked towards exceeding our targets by as much as 15.2 percent and this target exceeds the previous year’s gains when there was no COVID-19 and the introduction of ICUMS had not taken place,” the Sector Commander stated.
“It is also significant to add that in July this year we exceeded our target by some 22.6 percent,” he added.
Present at the stakeholder’s engagement was the Minister for Trade and Industry, Alan Kyeremanteng, who commended the Sector Commander of the Customs Division at KIA.
“This is perhaps the first time we are seeing such superlative performance from our Customs Division and ICUMS might be an efficient system, but you need humans to operate it and so I commend the Sector Commander for the excellent performance in revenue generation,” he noted.