UK points out opportunities at Ghana ports to nationals

The UK government is calling on its nationals to seek opportunities available at Ghana’s two major ports located in Tema and Takoradi.

In its regular updates to British investors, the UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) today February 6, 2012 said “Ghana, an attractive emerging economy, is looking for investment in developing its growing ports sector.”

The UKTI is a UK Government department working with businesses based in the United Kingdom to ensure their success in international markets, and encourage the best overseas companies to look to the UK as their global partner of choice.

According to the UKTI, major projects in both the Tema and Takoradi ports – managed by the Ghana Ports and Harbour Authority (GPHA) is looking seriously to significantly develop its transport infrastructure which it sees as essential to sustained economic growth.

“GPHA is looking for a partner for a concession on the Dry Dock in Tema Port,” said the department.

It adds “The Government has been in long term planning for a dedicated oil services port in the Western Region, which it would look to finance through a Public-Private Partnership (PPP).

Already UK firm, Lonrho is undertaking a feasibility study for an oil services terminal in Atuabo in the Western Region and is looking to promote this project with oil & gas companies operating in West Africa.

Commercial shipping opportunities on the Volta Lake, north/south Ghana connections are also available, the department indicated.

By Ekow Quandzie

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