President John Dramani Mahama says, The Ghana Ports And Harbours Authority will soon become the leading Trade and logistics Hub of West Africa.
President Mahama, made this known when he commissioned and inspected a number of Projects at the Ghana Ports And Harbours Authority, which coincides with the Authorities 30th Anniversary celebration.
The Ghana Ports And Harbours Authority (GPHA), is a Statutory Corporation, established under Ghana’s Provisional National Defence Council Law 160, of 1986, to build, plan, develop, manage, maintain, operate and control ports in Ghana.
Although the Ports And Harbours Authority, has chalked successes over the years, there have been difficulties hampering its mission, which is to provide efficient Port facilities and ensure quality services to Ports Users.
The first project to be commissioned by the President, was the re-constructed net mending Wharf.
The President was optimistic that, the mended Wharf will help improve the fishing business of the fisher-folks of the area, especially as the bumper season is here.
The President proceeded to Commission four new Marine crafts. He also unveiled a plaque at the new bulk cargo handing jetty.
President Mahama then went on to cut the tape for the commissioning of 4 new mobile harbour cranes to help lift and effectively handle any kind of Cargo, at the Ports.
He later unveiled a plague at the Revenue Centre which will be responsible for the collection of Revenue from customers to facilitate easy clearance at the Tema Ports.
President Mahama’s final point of call was the inspection of the News Maritime Hospital. The Hospital, is a state of the Arts facility, with over 130 bed referral, a helicopter landing facility, 5 theatre centres and CT scan, and Dialysis with a well equipped laboratory.
President Mahama was hopeful that, with the commissioning of these projects, the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority will be the best in the West African Sub-region.
Source: radioxyzonline.com/ Pious kojo Backah