The Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) has denied that the shocking video showing crooks at a port facility busily swapping brand new tires of imported vehicles to old tires has anything to do with ports in Ghana.
A statement issued the Director of the Tema Port, Sandra Opoku, on Sunday, October 13, 2019, clarified that “The incident occurred close to a tower light surrounded with stacked containers, however, all the tower lights in GPHA’s Terminals are located within the container platform where vehicle discharge does not take place.”
The statement further went on to describe other differentiating features in the video from GPHA facilities, including the reflector vests that did not have “GPHA” embossed on them as a standard procedure at Ghana’s ports.
Indeed, further investigations by Whatsup News revealed that the port where the crooks were carrying out their nefarious activities was a port terminal in Kenya.
Kenya media have confirmed the incident and have revealed how crooked Kenya Ports Authority staff steal new tires and sports rims from imported cars.
“Cases of people importing cars only to find some of the accessories are missing while clearing the vehicles at the port are common,” reports TheWorldnews.net, an international decentralized anti-fake news platform. “In this video, the port staff were caught on camera switching the sports rims before the owners of the car came to collect them. The video has been widely shared on social media with Kenyans calling for the DCI to follow up the issue” states TheWorldnews.net.