Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Diamond Cement Ghana Limited, a local cement producer to begin the construction of a port at Keta in the Volta Region, near the Togo border.
Director-General of GPHA, Paul Ansah said the government is committed to making Ghanaian ports the most preferred in the sub-region. “In collaboration with Diamond Cement that dream of government is being fulfilled,” he added.
A concession agreement is expected to be reached in the next few months after the signing of the MoU for the project.
He explained that the Keta Port will handle vessels to ease congestion at the Tema and Takoradi Ports and also increase the volume of business in the West Africa sub-region since the facility would be used by other operators.
“Keta Port forms part of the implementation of government’s promise to the people of the Volta Region to build a port in Keta,” he said.