Ghana’s Ports Well Positioned To Be Gateway For Trade In The Subregion - Osei
The Board Chairman of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority, Mr. Isaac Osei, has stated that Ghana’s Ports are well-positioned not only to be the gateway to trade in the the subregion but as transit points for landlocked countries. This, according to him, is a result of the fact that other countries prefer the services of Ghana’s Ports
due to the availability of the requisite infrastructure and quality of service delivery. Mr. Osei said this when the reconstituted board of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority paid a a working visit to the Port of Tema. He was optimistic that equipment challenges at the Ports would be resolved, saying the Director-General of GPHA,
Mr. Michael Luguje is determined on that score. He said he intends to bring his experience in both and public and private sectors of the economy to bear as he leads the GPHA Board. He also commended the staff and management of the GPHA who he said are qualified to undertake the mandate of the Port. Director-General of
the Ghana Ports and the Harbours Authority, Michael Luguje, said the Port Authority will continue to provide the needed infrastructure and business environment for trade facilitation and economic development. He said the growth in container traffic in 2020 and the first half of the 2021 is a testament to the confidence in Ghana’s
economy. He revealed that there is a joint effort from stakeholders to ensure that the arbitrary charges at the Ports are scrapped. The GPHA Board took a tour of the Port of Tema to enable them have first-hand experience of operations in the Port. The board members visited the Marine Section, the Golden Jubilee Terminal, Reefer
Terminal and the MPS terminal 3. The Board was later introduced to the top management of the authority too, followed by an interactive session which included an orientation on the operations of GPHA. Presentations included an overview of the Port Authority, the status of the Authority’s finances and updates also on projects capturing old and new projects spanning the Takoradi, Tema and Keta.