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Ghana’s Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta has urged the trading community to fully embrace the new transparency and compliance level developed through the introduction of the Ghana National Single Window (GNSW) project in the country.According to him, “I see no room for backtracking on this approach and call on all government officials in the various ministries to fully support the effort of our trading community to do their business efficiently and profitably”.Mr Ofori-Atta made the call in a speech read for him at the second National Single Window Conference held in Accra today.He thanked all his fellow ministers and their respective departments in the good work done to date towards the implementation of the GNSW project. “I also want to compliment our technical partners and especially West Blue Consulting for the great progress made”.

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Madam Valentina Mintah, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of West Blue Consulting, a world class business and IT-consulting and technology firm has been awarded the “Chief Executive Officer of the Year 2016-Business and IT Consulting Services” Award at the prestigious Ghana Entrepreneur Awards 2016 held in Accra last night.The Award presented to her by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic Turkey to Ghana, H.E Nesrin Bayazit seeks to recognise Madam Mintah’s outstanding achievement, vision, innovation and growth in the trade facilitation and customs modernisation in Ghana. She received a certificate and a coveted plaque.The seventh Ghana Entrepreneur & Corporate Executive Awards 2017 which was organised by the E

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Accra, 20th April, West Blue Consulting, the technical partners of the Ghana National Single Window (GNSW) project is working feverishly with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to ensure that aircraft  start using an electronic format called Cargo XML to submit their cargo data to customs before landing at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA), Accra.
The Cargo XML which is expected to replace the existing Cargo IMP will be implemented on 28th May 2017, Aminu Uthman Oluwatoni, Manager Project Delivery at the West Blue Consulting has announced at IATA Day 2017 held in Accra.

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Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta has charged GCNet and West Blue Consulting to work at improving consignment valuation at the ports to help increase revenue.The two companies which are working to implement the Single Window Project at the ports are expected to meet a revenue target of 33 percent even though they missed a 30 percent target last year.Speaking after GCNet presented a cash of 17 million cedis to the Ministry of Finance as part of its dividend for 2016, Mr. Ofori-Atta

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West Blue Grabs Maritime & Shipping Award

Posted on 2017-04-03 10:30:48

West Blue Consulting has won the overall best Technology and Innovations Award at this year’s edition of the Ghana Maritime and Shippers Award.West Blue grabbed the award for the numerous brilliant technology and trade facilitation innovations the IT-consulting company has initiated since it started operations in GhanaValentina Minta, Chief Executive of West Blue Consulting, expressed appreciation to the organisers for recognising their work with the award, stating, “We are proud to be a recipient of the award in Ghana.”She dedicated the award to all who dare to dream and to the staff of West Blue for their dedication and hard work.

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Ghana's courier services have been placed at par with international standards following the introduction of the Pre-Arrival Assessment Report (PAAR) as a component in processing courier services in the country.The PAAR, which has also boosted government revenue, is an integrated system, which cuts down the human elements, processes and duration of post and cargo clearance in a transparent manner, which affords all stakeholders an opportunity to know and monitor every stage of the clearance process.

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West Blue Enhances Courier Services

Posted on 2017-03-22 12:57:00

West Blue Consulting, a world-class business and IT consulting and technology firm, has provided a single platform to boost courier services in the country.The platform, which forms part of the Pre-Arrival and Assessment Report System (PAARS) of the National Single Window, has placed the country’s courier services on international stage and enhanced government revenue since December 2016.The PAARS is an integrated system which cuts down the human elements, processes and duration of post and cargo clearance in a transparent way.It also affords all stakeholders the opportunity to the clearance process at every stage.

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The Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority with technical support from Westblue consulting Ltd, implementers of the Ghana single window project, on Monday began series of enhancement training sessions on the Pre-Arrival Assessment Reporting System (PAARS).The training sessions are designed to introduce users on the new functionalities introduced on the PAARS to ensure seamless processing of entries.The training, opened to all declarants, will acquaint users on understanding the New Excel Item Template, understanding the New Trade Unit of Measure amongst many other interesting developments.

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The Ghana Export Promotion Authority plans to establish a market hub that will provide exporters with the needed trade information. It is expected to help exporters to adapt to the global market trends and ensure their competitiveness in the market.The General Manager of the GEPA, Mr Stephen Nomashie, said this when he deputised for the Chief Executive Officer, Mr James Z. Tiigah, at a workshop which was organised by West Blue Consulting, technical partners to the Ghana Revenue

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West Blue Consulting, the technical partners of the Ghana National Single Window (GNSW) project is collaborating with Ghana@60 Committee to build 60 electronic libraries (e-libraries) in 60 selected deprived communities in the country.The e-library project which was launched in Accra today as part of the programmes of Ghana’s 60th anniversary celebrations, aims at improving reading and learning among children and young people in the rural areas of the West African country.

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