Gov’t to construct 10 harbours in 4 regions - Information Minister

Gov’t to construct 10 harbours in 4 regions - Information Minister

- The minister of information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has disclosed that the government is ready to construct 10 harbours in 4 regions

- He revealed that the agreement for the project is before parliament

- The four regions are Greater Accra, Central, Western and Volta Regions

Information available to YEN.com.gh shows that the government is about to construct 10 harbours in four regions of Ghana.

This was contained in a statement released by the minister of information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah.

Nkrumah said processes are far advanced in achieving this key manifesto pledge of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

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According to him, cabinet has already approved the commercial and financial agreement for the projects, which is now pending parliamentary approval.

“The government’s vision to transform Ghana’s fishing industry is clearly stated in the NPP’s 2016 manifesto, under Agriculture and Rural Development on pages 18 and 19.

It includes a key pillar that says: ‘Top of the agenda for fisheries will be the programme of building landing sites and storage facilities", he said.

He also revealed that a “total amount of $235 million has been earmarked for these projects situated in selected areas.”

He went on to say that one of the harbours will be at Teshie in the Greater Accra Region and one each at Axim and Dixcove, both in the Western Region.

He further noted that six of them will be at Elmina, Winneba, Mumford., Senya-Bereku, Fetteh-Gomah and Moree, all in the Central Region.

The final, he disclosed, will be at Keta in the Volta Region of Ghana.

The project is expected to boost the fishing sector which contributes an estimated 3% to Ghana’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

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