The Chief Executive Officer for the Concessionaire on the Boankra Inland Port Project, Ashanti Ports Services Limited, Mr Isaac Afum has praised the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II and President Akuffo Addo for the progress work on the project.
According to him, major interventions by the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II and President Akufo-Addo have lead to the recent accelerated works on the site.
Work on the Boankra Inland Port project in the Ashanti Region is progressing steadily, with the contractors almost done with drains and earthworks on the land.
This was revealed when officials from the Ashanti Ports Services Limited toured the project site last weekend, it was clear that the contractor, Justmoh Construction Limited, was working round the clock to complete various schedules.
Speaking to OTEC News’ Caption Koda on the Kumasi based OTEC 102.9 FM’s morning show “Nyansapo” on Thursday, July 20,2023 the Chief Executive Officer of for the Ashanti Ports Services Limited, Isaac Afum,said they were satisfied with the progress and quality of work done at the site so far.
He attributed the progress to the guidance of the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II and President Akuffo Addo who according to him have work assiduously to ensure funding for the project is secured.
He noted that, the concessionaire and contractors have committing themselves to make it ready for use by November next year.
He noted that, the contractor was within schedule and the concessionaire expected it to be completed and commissioned by next year, November, barring any challenges.
To ensure the timely completion of the project, Mr Afum said plans were far advanced to bring on board two different contractors to augment the work of the existing one.
He further revealed that, aside from the $280 million funding from Africa Export-Import Bank (Afeximbank) for the project, another financier from Italy was also supporting it with an additional $100 million.
Mr Isaac Afum has therefore called on the public to support the project in their own way as it will bring massive development to the region.
Initiated in the 1990s, the project is to create a dry port as an extension of the Tema Port.
When completed, it is expected to increase the movement of goods and services in the country and also facilitate transit trade between Ghana and the landlocked countries of Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger.
Ashanti Port Services Limited, owned by Afum Quality Limited of Ghana, won the bid to bring life to the project.
The project, which will be completed in 2023, is expected to increase the movement of goods and services in the country and also facilitate transit trade between Ghana and the landlocked countries.
The facilities will include an ultra-modern integrated logistics terminal consisting of a container service yard, container freight station, reefer yard, warehouses, truck parking area, trucker’s facilities, fuel station, a commercial complex, freight forwarders’ offices and facilities for postal, telecommunication, utility services, among others.
Source: Ghana/otecfmghana.com/Jacob Agyenim Boateng