Business News of Thursday, 10 October 2019
The new Flag Officer Commanding (FOC), Eastern Naval Command of the Ghana Navy, Commodore Walker, who recently took office from Commodore Kontoh, has paid a courtesy call on the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority to officially introduce himself to the Port Authority who are key collaborators with Ghana’s marine security agency.
The FOC also took the opportunity to solicit assistance from the Port Authority to improve the execution of their mandate.
The Director of Takoradi Port, Ebenezer Afadzi acting on behalf of the Director-General of GPHA, urged the Navy to continue to help police the Port’s anchorage to ensure sustenance in Ghana’s reputation of having safe waters.
The Director of Tema Port, Sandra Opoku, also requested the Navy to tighten its measures to create adequate resistance against the incessant rise of piracy and armed robbery on the Gulf of Guinea.
“The issue of piracy in our waters are okay but we are getting a lot of problems from the Benin and Nigerian waters. The spillover is gradually coming closer to us. That is one area that we will ask that the navy will see to it that it doesn’t,” she appealed.
Commodore Walker assured of his outfit’s continuous support to collaborate with all relevant stakeholders, in Ghana’s marine security.
“I want to give you that assurance that I always want to be at the forefront with my men. I want us to continue to collaborate and see how best we can support each other.”