The Europe Business Assembly (EBA), an international corporation for the evolution and implementation of economic and social development has awarded the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) the best enterprise award for being a leader of the maritime transport industry in Africa.
At an impressive ceremony in London, the Director General of GPHA, Richard Anamoo was also honoured as the Manager of the Year, 2015 and as the honourable member of the International Club of Leaders with personal certificate from Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce.
GPHA and its Director General, Richard Anamoo were inducted into the International Club of Leaders Community at the Achievements Forum-2016 in the institute of Directors, London. During the citation, the Europe Business Assembly touted GPHA as the best-known name in West Africa Maritime Transport Industry.
GPHA was also awarded by the Europe Business Assembly the Best Enterprise Award for their strong position in the national market, the company’s status in international ratings, the utilization of modern management technologies, high staff qualification and a successful marketing strategy.
Richard Anamoo said the authority is leaving no stone unturned to facilitate trade in the country and the sub-region and also offer first class customer services. He said the Takoradi Port is being re-positioned through an extensive expansion and modernization programme to better serve the needs of the oil and gas, mining and trading sectors.
“What we are doing in Takoradi Port is to expand the port to take care of the bulk carriers in terms of bauxite, manganese also cement that is coming in. Also because Takoradi port is closer to the oil fields we have to create the facility for oil service vessels in order for them to come in quickly and load so we are providing several berthing facilities,” he noted.
In a related development, Otherways Management and Consulting, organizers of the Majestic 5 continent Award for quality and excellent Industries based in Paris, France has also awarded Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority, the Total Quality Management Award aimed at Higher Performance and ensuring best customer satisfaction in a colorful ceremony held in Berlin, Germany.
The Director of Tema Port Jacob Adorkor who received the Award on behalf of the Port Authority assured the organizers and other participants at the ceremony that management will do all it can to make the Ports of Ghana a world class Port.
Presenting the award to the Director General, Jacob Adorkor lauded the Richard’s leadership and the contribution by the Staff of the Port. It will be recalled that few weeks ago Ghana’s Port was awarded for its effort towards improving quality services in Madrid Spain.
In late 2015, Ghana’s Ports was adjudged the best in West and Central Africa at a ceremony in Abidjan, Ghana’s Institute of Public Relations also awarded Ghana’s Ports, the best Public Relations Organization and the Best Campaign.
Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority is the statutory public organization mandated to build, operate, maintain and regulate seaports in Ghana. The Authority owns and operates two ports in Tema and Takoradi. Takoradi Port is being re-positioned through an extensive expansion and modernization programme to better serve the needs of the oil and gas, mining and trading sectors. Others are safety, security and conservancy services.
The Company also leases out plant and equipment to a wide range of service providers. The major corporate strategic direction is to seek win-win partnerships with the private sector to enhance efficiency in service delivery, improve financial viability and drive the modernization and development of the ports. The Authority thus seeks to position the Ports of Ghana as the trade and investment gateway to the West African sub-region.
The Authority`s vision is to make the Seaports of Ghana the leading maritime hub and the beacon of trade and commerce in West Africa.