President of Ghana commissions Elmina Port

President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo-Addo, commissioned the €85-million Elmina Fishing Port rehabilitation and expansion project last week.

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The ceremony took place in the historic city of Elmina in the Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abrem (KEEA) Municipality of the Central Region.

The construction of the biggest fishing harbour in the region – completed in 30 months – has a docking space and deep marine access to ensure the durability and sustainability of the harbour.

Work on the project commenced in August 2020, with the objective to boost tourism and the salt industry, increase accessibility of the port and extend its capacity to improve the fishing industry, in Elmina and the Central Region.

The facility comes with marine and civil infrastructure including a south breakwater of 450m in length with cubipods round head and a north breakwater of 160m in length tied into the existing sea defense.

Also, it comes with a large basin of 65,000m2 with dredged depths between 3-5m and quay walls of total length of 400m, including an 80m touristic quay at the Elmina Castle.