Transport Minister says Ghana is becoming preferred maritime trade destination in West Africa

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Minister for Transport, Kwaku Ofori Asiamah has said the continuous overhaul in framework at our air, land, and seaports will see Ghana become a favored objective for sea exchange the West African sub-district.

He said this when he proceeded at the mid-week Minister’s Press Briefing in Accra on Wednesday, October 27, 2021.

As indicated by the Minister, government since expecting office in 2017 has set out on significant framework extension and administration enhancements in our oceanic and inland streams and flight area to make our ports serious and profoundly belittled.

Clarifying this the Minister said “government has left on a forceful pragramme to modernize the country’s ocean ports to situate them as the main compartment center point and the signal of global exchange inside West Africa. The Tema Port has seen significant framework redesign over the most recent 4 years.

“A portion of the works incorporate the improvement of 4 compartments at the new Dedicated Container Terminal (MPS Terminal 3). These have been finished and completely functional. The new terminal is ostensibly the one of the greatest and productive in wa and accordingly improve our seriousness in the sea area,” he added.

He said before the beginning of the terminal in 2018, the volume of parcel freight was 71,855 tons however with the coming on stream of the terminal and the fulfillment of the billets, parcel volumes has since increment by five folds to 366,718 tons as toward the finish of 2020.

This the Minister ascribed the expansion in parcel to government wide technique of further developing our ports foundation so they can round up the required income.

Other framework advancements

He additionally illustrated different finished activities and progressing foundation works in the transport area.

He said as much far, work is nearly done on stage II of the Kumasi Airport. Work on the Tamale Airport stage II is additionally at cutting edge stage and the Sunyani Airport is approaching finish noticing that government is developing 12 landing locales the nation over.