Government Clearing Agency
Government Clearing and Forwarding Department is one of the oldest Departments in the Government, having been in existence as early as 1907 under the name Government Coast Agency.
In 1955 a Revolving Fund "Coast Agency Clearing Fund" - was established under the 3rd Schedule of the Exchequer & Audit Act Cap 412 catering mainly for booking of passages of Government officers, clearing & forwarding of their personal effects and other vital items for the then Colonial Government in East Africa.
The operations of the department are to clear and forward and facilitate warehousing of the Government and parastatals’ consignments/goods arriving into or leaving the country from or to foreign countries respectively.
These operations entail the following functions: -
* Receiving of clearance/shipping documents from the Government Ministries/ Departments /state corporations.
* Preparation and processing of import/export, warehousing and transport documents through Customs, Port Authorities, Shipping, transport, Insurance Agents – (underwriters) including banks and cargo Surveillance Agents.