IBISTEK Ghana ltd. the only indigenous and wholly Ghanaian company engaged in port infrastructure development globally has finally signed an Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract with an international marine engineering firm; Jan De Nul (JDN), for physical construction of the first phase of the multipurpose container terminal in Takoradi called the Atlantic Terminal. The legally binding contract was secured when the contract was signed by the Chairman of IbisTek Limited, Kwame Gyan and a representative of Jan De Nul, Filipo Morobe to allow construction works to commence immediately. The Minister for Transport, Kwaku Ofori Asiamah said the expansion of the Port of Takoradi will open up the Port for more businesses. “We think that the time has come for Africa to take advantage of our Marine Waters and as part of taking advantage of our Marine Waters is the expansion of our port project,” he said Chairman of IbisTek Limited, Kwame Gyan said the beginning of the project construction is an indication that when given the opportunity, Ghanaians can play a major role in the development of Port infrastructure and facilities. “This is the first time an indigenous company has been given a concession to partner with the local Port Authority to develop a Port which will be owned by Ghanaians, so that in itself is landmark,” he stated.

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The Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority has honoured the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo with a beautiful trophy touting his insightful leadership for the port and maritime industry.

In July this year, President Nana Akufo-Addo was honoured for his personal and government’s commitment to modernizing Ghana’s ports, which have positioned them as the preferred maritime trade gateway to West and Central Africa.

The special award was conferred on President Akufo-Addo by the African Port Award (APA) Foundation in Accra ahead of the 39th Council & Conference of Ports Management Association of West and Central Africa (PMAWCA). The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia received the award on behalf of the President.

 

 

And during his recent engagement with CEOs of within the Tema enclave at the GPHA headquarters, the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority recognized the contribution of the President for the introduction of policies including the paperless system which has brought efficiency in the port industry.

The trophy in the form of a miniature vessel was accompanied by a brief but expressive citation which read “H.E. NANA ADDO DANKWA AKUFO-ADDO, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC. With compliments from Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority on your Strategic leadership for port efficiency”.

The trophy was presented to the President by the Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Shippers Authority, Benonita Bismarck flanked by the Director-General of GPHA, Michael Luguje.

 

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