The Minister of Transport, Kweku Ofori Asiamah has inaugurated and sworn-in a 11-member board of directors of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA).
Members of the Board include Paul Asare Ansah, Director General, GPHA, Edward Osei, Director of Tema Port, Capt. Ebenezer Afadzi, Director of Takoradi Port and Twumasi-Ankra Selby, Chief Director, Ministry of Transport.
Other members include Benonita Bismarck, CEO of Ghana Shippers Authority Nana Dr. Appiahagyei Dankawoso I, John Essel, Ghana Railway CEO, Hon. Eunice Jacqueline Buah, a Member of Council of State and Samuel Arhin, representing Staff Union of Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority.
While Peter Mac Manu, the former Chairman of the New Patriotic Party and immediate past chairman of the NPP campaign team was appointed as the Chairman of the Port Authority’s Board of Directors.
The Minister of Transport charged the new board to play its role to ensure the timely intervention of the ongoing expansion projects at the ports of Tema and Takoradi to cater for the increasing volumes of cargo as well as handle bigger vessels.
The Transport Minister entreated the board to come up with policies that will improve doing business at the ports.
Peter Mac Manu, the Board Chairman of the GPHA Board of Directors on behalf of the Board said they will strive to initiate policies and programmes that will reduce turnaround time of vessels, speed-up cargo clearing and improve general efficiency at the Port.