In line with the organization’s dedication to continuous development, the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority is strategizing to improve the working conditions at the Tema Fishing Harbor.
To this end, the Authority has begun a decongestion exercise at the main canoe basin to sanitize the space and make room for potential future dredging of the facility.
The exercise saw a number of broken canoes and unwanted structures around the canoe basin removed.
The Operations Manager at the Tema Fishing Harbour, Adlina Amoyaw, said GPHA has been wanting to take measurements of the canoe basin because it is seen as the entrance to the fishing harbor “for us to see if there is a need for us to do any dredging of the fishing harbour. But for some time now, it has been difficult because we have a lot of broken canoes in the sea and also some unwanted structures that are around the canoe basin.”
The Marketing and Public Affairs Manager at the Tema Fishing Harbour, Isaac Tawiah, also stated that this initiative feeds into the objective of the Authority to create a safe and healthy environment for fishing activities at the harbor.
“We have a lot of visitors coming in from all over the world to the fishing harbor and, by extension, into the canoe basin, so we want to make sure that this place is sanitized and that everything is in order,” he said.