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General News of Saturday, 30 March 2019


Why appoint a CEO for none-existing Keta Port? – Quashigah questions Akufo-Addo

Richard Quashigah, MP for Keta Richard Quashigah, MP for Keta

Member of Parliament (MP) for Keta, Richard Quashigah is puzzled about President Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo’s decision to appoint a Chief Executive Officer for Keta Port when the port is not ready for use.

Transport Minister Kwaku Ofori Asiama in a letter dated March 19, 2019 announced the appointment of private legal practitioner Dr. Alexander Y. Adusei Jr as Director for Keta Port.

Mr. Asiama in the said letter asked the Chairman of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority to “take the necessary action to give effect” to the appointment.

It would be recalled that government in April 2018 signed an agreement with Diamond Cement Ghana Limited to begin the construction of a port at Keta.

In January this year, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Madam Elizabeth Afoley Quaye announced that President Akufo-Addo has signed an Executive Instrument to allow for work on the port project to begin.

Hon. Quashigah reacting to news of the appointment of Dr. Adusei as Director for Keta Port questioned the President’s action, stressing that the port does not exist.

“Is there a port in Keta already?” he asks. “As far as I know, there was a declaration of intent and nothing more. So why appoint a Chief Executive Officer for a non- existent port?”