KIA-CEPS poised to increase revenue collection

Ms Christiana Akoto Bamfo, Commander of the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) in charge custom excise and preventive duties, has shown greater commitment to step-up revenue collection at port. She said Customs Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS) "seek to be an efficient revenue collection body to drive the wheel of public-private partnership in the right direction." Ms Akoto Bamfo said this at get-together organised to mark the end of 2009 in Accra. She noted that despite the 2009 global economic downturn, a 3.18 percent growth was recorded over the previous year representing 98 percent of revenue target. She congratulated personnel service saying, "we are determined to do better in 2010. We are greatly committed." In a speech read on his behalf, the Commissioner of CEPS, Mr Eddie Laryon, congratulated the KIA Collection of CEPS and noted that despite the challenges that faced the Service last year, KIA Collection was able to do well. He observed that 2010 would come with new challenges that required good planning and strategizing. "With determination and hard work, there would be success. I wish the KIA Collection the best in the coming year," he added. Awards were awarded to personnel for their hard work. Ali Moro Saa received an award for being the best junior officer of the collection, whilst Ms Dillys Sika Togboto received an award for being the best senior officer.