GPHA boosts port security with e-gates

The Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA), operator of the country’s seaports, has installed electronic gates at the entry and exit points of the Tema Port as part of efforts to improve security within the port community.

The e-gate systems consist of turnstiles and speed stiles, boom barriers and an optical character recognition camera that will capture every transaction and movement within the port.

This move forms part of an aggressive drive on the part of the Authority to extensively deploy electronic port management infrastructure the secure transactions as well as protect the interest of stakeholders who do business with the port.

The electronic port management system will help management of the port to address the issues of corruption, extortion, petty thievery as well as other unethical practices that dents the image of the ports in the public domain.

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