Expansion work on $17m Sekondi Fishing Harbour begins

Fishing harbourExpansion work on the Albert Bosomtwi-Sam Fishing Harbour at Sekondi in the Western Region has begun with a Japanese grant of $17 million.

The second phase of the expansion project which is being carried out by the “ECOH CORPORATION”, a Japanese Consulting Engineers, is expected to be complete in December 2017.

The project component involves the construction and upgrading of roads, berthing space, breakwaters, drive way to cart and push trucks, offices, ice plant, pavements, and walkways.

The first phase which had completed years ago involved the construction of a canoe jetty.

Speaking at a durbar held at the fishing harbour to mark the beginning of the work, Mr Richard Anamoo, Director General of Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) said the project has been delayed due to the EBOLA virus that affected parts of the Western African countries.

He appealed to the workers, fisherfolks and the entire community to support and cooperate with the contractors to execute the work to complete as planned devoid of accidents.

Mr Paul Evans Aidoo, the Western Regional Minister, cautioned against frustrating and back-biting the foreign contractors in order to encourage other donors to support the nation in various activities.

The Western Regional branch of the Inshore Canoe Fisheries Association made various demands from the management of the GPHA in order to enhance their work.

Among their request were the provision of a bank, within the fishing harbour, additional sanitary facilities and hydrants.

Source: GNA

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