Ghana: investment in port infrastructure yields results as cargo traffic goes up 20%

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Cargo traffic through the Ports of Ghana grew by 20% in 2018 compared to same period in 2017, according to the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA).

“We have also seen our Cargo Traffic grow and the statistics indicate that we have a growth of at least 20% above that of 2017 especially in Cargo Traffic,” GPHA’s acting Director General, Michael Luguje said in Accra.

He said a lot of progress has been achieved in terms of infrastructure development in both Ports of Tema and Takoradi.

“We are also making quite a lot of progress in the area of our infrastructural development projects in Tema and Takoradi. A lot of progress is being made, 2019 is going to see at least some of the projects being commissioned for operations both in Tema and Takoradi Ports,” he added.

Mr. Luguje indicated that GPHA will continue to instill confidence in the business community. He added that the authority expects far better performance this year.

“Whilst we are preparing to open up our infrastructure to accommodate more business, it instils a lot of confidence in the business community to use Ghana as their destination for import and export. So, we trust that by the end of this year, we will have better results to present,” he added.

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