The Tema Fishing Harbor has held its 3rd quarter stakeholders meeting where management of the Fishing Harbor took its stakeholders through the progress of ongoing projects at the fishing harbour and its environs.
The Marketing and Public Affairs Manager of the Tema Fishing Harbour, Joana Adda, announced that most refurbishment works outlined in the year’s budget are completed and others are far advanced.
The completed works include a canoe basic shed extension, a fish handling and crate shed extension, repairing of damaged commercial roads within the fishing harbour enclave and sewer lines, provision of bollards at the quay side to help moor vessels.
According to her, these works which cost the Port Authority an excess of 2 million Cedis, are all geared towards providing a conducive and safe environment for stakeholders and customers of the fishing harbour.
She revealed that the health post which was promised to the fishing community is still under construction and when completed would be opened to all, at affordable rates.
“One of the ongoing projects is the clinic we are putting up. The intention is to be able to get them to readily access healthcare in proximity,” she said.
Members of the fishing business community welcomed these projects with praise and urged the Ghana Ports and Harbors Authority to continue to provide the needed infrastructure for its clients.
“We have to admit GPHA is doing so much, especially with the clinic. We would encourage you to do more,” one of the stakeholders urged.
Baidoo Alhassan, Deputy Port Security Manager for the Tema Fishing Harbor, asked users of the port to acquire all necessary permits to use the port in order not cause complications with security officers.
“A list is required from all companies in the port for permit to be issued and we work with that. If you come without a permit saying you own a vessel in the port,
like some do, it makes it difficult for us to grant access because we may not identify you. So follow the right procedures,” he charged.