29.07.2006 General News

CEPS Holds Handing Over Ceremony

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The outgoing Commissioner of Customs, Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS), Major-General Richardson E. Baiden, has called on management and staff to see the changes currently going on in the service as a unifying factor that will help rekindle the spirit of hardwork for better revenue collection.

He said this during a formal handing over ceremony held in Accra yesterday.

He said "it is time to take a new view of the service and how the system works to adopt measures to improve performance, and that cannot be done if we lack the right structural and mental attitude to redesign CEPS for a better future."

Maj-Gen. Baiden announced that the incoming Commissioner, Mr. Emmanuel Nmashie Doku's experience, loyalty and commitment to duty are unquestionable.

He said Mr. Doku was taking over at a time that there are many important projects related to accelerated re-organisation of the service, and was hopeful that Mr. Doku would work hard to actualize the projects for the benefit of the service.

In his acceptance speech, Mr. Doku pledged to put up his best to improve upon what his predecessor had been able to achieve.

But he said that cannot be done if issues like human resource development, training and motivation of staff are not vigorously pursued.

Mr. Harry Owusu, Executive Secretary of Revenue Agencies Governing Board (RAGB), was hopeful that with the collective efforts of all the revenue target will be met this year.

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