Please see the below press release issued by the Ministry of Transport in Ghana.
It was initially hoped that this would be temporary and may not have been enforced, however enforcement will commence as of the 1st May 2019.
Grimaldi will therefore NOT Accept or load any Excavators or units defined in anyway as an Excavator to Ghana, with Immediate effect.
Press release of the 1st April 2019 by the Ministry of Transport states.
At a sitting on the 27th March 2019, cabinet places as temporary ban on the importation of excavators. This has become necessary following Government’s decision to regulate the use of excavators, especially in its efforts to combat the illegal mining phenomenon, popularly referred to as galamsey.
The Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority and Ministry of Trade and Industry have taken note of this directive by Cabinet.
The ban is with effect from 1st May, 20198 until further notice.
The Public is, hereby, urged to take note of this directive.
Kwaku Ofori Asiamah