Ghana /Sao Tome to Build Joint Port Infrastructure in Ghana – Transport Minister

Sao Tome will soon have a port of entry at one of Ghana’s ports as part of efforts to strengthen the bilateral trade ties between the two countries in terms of port infrastructure.

A port of entry is a physical gateway that connects shipping or freight from one jurisdiction, such as a foreign country, to another.

Expected to be sited at either Tema in Greater Accra Region or Takoradi in the Western Region, the entry would receive goods from various part of the world for onward shipping to Sao Tome.

The Minister of Transport, Kwaku Ofori Asiamah made the revelation, yesterday, when the Minister of Infrastructure, Natural Resources and Environment of Sao Tome, Mr Adelino Cardoso paid a courtesy call on him.

He said the Takoradi Port in the Western Region of the country was one of the most sophisticated ports in the world with modern infrastructure.

He explained that the Takoradi Port was built in 1928 with drafts measuring 8.3 metres and could not attract any huge investments, thereby making the government arrive at the decision to give the port a major facelift.

He said this led to the establishment of a new container multipurpose terminal built with a draft of 15 metres, among other modern facilities and equipment to facilitate better operations at the Takoradi Port.

“The Takoradi Port has been developed into a modern port with world class equipment and infrastructure. We are happy about the discussions currently going on between us and Sao Tome.”