Customs To Partner Uganda On Electronic Cargo Tracking – Col. Ali
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) is set to partner Uganda Customs on the implementation of electronic cargo tracking system in the monitoring and management of goods in transit within and outside the borders of the country.
The Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), retired Col. Hameed Ali, revealed this in his interaction with newsmen at a lecture organised by the Nigeria Customs Command and Staff College, on Wednesday in Abuja.
According to him, “The Nigeria Customs have reached some understanding in the area of electronic cargo tracking which is a flagship project of the Uganda Customs Organization, which is effective in monitoring goods in transit and in the transfer of containers from one port to the other without the fear of illegal diversion.
“Our research and development department have been charged to look at all proposals and to figure out what we really need to get electronic cargo tracking in place. We hope to reach all stakeholders to get their buy-in.
“It is our hope that if all things work out fine, by next year, if the finances are given and we reach an agreement with our technologists and service providers, we should be able to start something even if it is in a small scale and expand as we go on.
“The Electronic tracking system is not only a matter of the technology but we also must put in place the enforcement for it to be effective.”