Ghana: Takoradi Port Expansion to Begin in 2012

The Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) will start expansion works at the Takoradi Port in the Western Region this year, as part of measures to decongest the ports in the country.

The Takoradi Port, which was built in 1928 by Sir Gordon Guggisberg, during the colonial era, has seen no major expansion since its construction.

Mr. Kumi Adjei-Sam, Marketing and Corporate Affairs Manager of the GPHA made this known on Tuesday when Award Winners of this year’s 28th National Best Farmers Award visited the Tema Port.

Mr. Adjei-Sam indicated that a contract had being signed with China Harbour Engineering and Jan de Nul for the expansion and dredging works respectively. He added that the GPHA was only waiting for the contractors to move to site for the expansion works to start.

He said the Takoradi Port, which currently has four multi-purpose berths and two dedicated berths for manganese and bauxite, would have more space after the expansion. He noted that the Tema Port would also undergo expansion after the Takoradi project is completed.

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Source: ghanaweb, October 31, 2012

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