Govt to construct fishing harbor in Keta, James Town

The Minister Designate for Transport Kwaku Ofori Asiamah has reiterated government’s commitment to build a fishing harbor in James Town in the Greater Accra Region, and one in Keta in the Volta Region.

According to him, the projects will be done in collaboration with the private sector after a feasibility study has been conducted.

“With any project, you must, first of all, do a feasibility study to find out whether the project is viable So if by God’s grace I am confirmed, we will collaborate with the private sector and build these two harbors,” he said at the Appointments Committee of parliament.

He stated that there is the need to involve the private sector since the government intends to make the sector lead in the agenda of economic growth.

“NPP believes that the private sector is key to our development and we want to provide  the legal frame work  for the private sector to come in and help but in every business, it’s the decision of the private sector to decide whether it is profitable or not,” he said.

He added that the growth of the private sector is connected to the government’s policy of reducing taxes in some areas and scrapping those deemed to be nuisance.

“So the tax exemptions and other facilities that we need if the ministry of finance comes in and helps us in developing those projects we will invite them” he said .

The New Patriotic Party(NPP) promised to construct a fishing harbor Keta in the Volta region and James Town in the Greater Accra region.

The aim is to improve the lives of fisherfolks in the two areas whose main occupation is fishing.

By: Anita Arthur/