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Politics - August 21, 2020

Akufo-Addo Cuts Sod for €85m Elmina Fishing Port

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President Nana Akufo-Addo cut the turf and began the construction of the Elmina fishing port restoration and expansion project in the city of Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abrem (KEEA).

The 85 million euro project aimed at promoting the development of the city’s fisheries is part of the president’s three-day working visit to the central region.

This is a continuation of Elmina’s short-term/medium-term planned plastic surgery project, which coincides with the government’s ongoing plan to repair and build fishing ports and landing sites in the country’s coastal areas.

The project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months. Located at the entrance of Benya Lagoon, it will include a new fishing port with a new “breakwater” and a wharf that will allow large ships to dock and unload safely.

In addition to the proposed dredging and reclamation of Benya Lagoon, this will also ensure the town’s sustainable regeneration and long-term development of strategic projects. It will also consolidate Elmina’s position in the fishing and salt industries and place the city at the center of the coastal government’s cultural ambitions.

In his speech at the ceremony, President Akufo-Addo emphasized that the sector will make a huge contribution in terms of employment and increase in GDP.

He pointed out that the project will be the key to the development of fisheries and will further create employment opportunities and increase the food and nutritional value of the people in the region and throughout Ghana.

He assured the government that the government will step up its efforts in Ghana’s coastal areas through innovative policies and plans to build more fishing infrastructure.

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