The Chief Executive Officer of Burkina Shippers Authority Herve Ilboudo, Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Shippers Authority Benonita Bismarck and other management members of the Ghana Shippers Authority have paid a courtesy call on the Director General of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority, Paul Asare Ansah. The visit is to revive the existing good relations between the trade community in Burkina Faso and Ghana.
The CEO of Burkina Shippers Authority Herve Ilboudo hinted that her outfit is currently studying a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) intended to improve transit trade between Ghana and Burkina Faso.
“Our wish is to sign the MOU one day. We will look at the MOU and come up with something that can benefit both of us,” he stated.
The Director General of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority, Paul Asare Ansah highlighted some plans by his organization towards promoting the Ghanaian corridor to the three transit countries of Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger.
“Since we returned from Burkina, the issues that were raised, we have started addressing them very effectively. Others that also emerged in Niger, we are taking the necessary steps to address them to ensure that the Ghanaian corridor becomes most competitive and most user-friendly for the landlocked countries,” he said.
The Port Authority Boss hinted that, top on his agenda at the moment is to improve the transit park at Paga to support the trade.
“The immediate thing that we are working towards addressing is the transit park at Paga- Very dusty and very unhealthy. And we have initiated the measures to pave the entire place,” he noted.