Kwaku Ofori Asiamah
The Minister-designate for Transport, Kwaku Ofori Asiamah, says government will build a new fishing harbour at James Town and Keta in the Greater Accra and Volta Regions respectively.
He said the fishing harbours would be built in partnership with players in the private sector after a feasibility study has been carried out.
The project is aimed at improving the lives of fisherfolks in the two areas.
Mr Ofori Asiamah, who appeared before the Appointments Committee of Parliament last week, explained that until a visibility study is carried out, the project cannot take place.
He said, “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 harbours,”
Mr. Ofori Asiamah said the private sector would lead government’s development agenda in the country.
“NPP believes that the private sector is key to our development, and we want to provide the legal framework for the private sector to come in and help,” he said.
Mr. Ofori Asiamah reiterated government’s commitment to reducing taxes and scraping what it deemed as ‘nuisance’ taxes to bring relief to private businesses operating in the country.
By Cephas Larbi