The President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, has cut sod for works to commence on two costal fishing ports and fish landing sites in Axim, and Moree, Western Region of Ghana.
The fishing facilities, are among an entire project consisting of 10 fishing ports and fish landing sites along the coast of the country and expected to be completed in 18 months. When completed, they would have a cold storage facility, an iced block making factory and a net mending shed among other amenities.
The president of the nation, Nana Akufo Addo who expressed his commitment to bring massive developments to the coastal regions of Ghana, indicated that the ultra-modern fishing ports and fish landing sites would be ready by November 2020.
“I want to assure you we have reliable contractors who will be doing this project. 18 months from now the projects will be completed,” he stated.
He said the project does not only comprise of the fishing facility, but also, recreational and educational facilities would be constructed in addition, to improve wholly the socio-economic standards of the community.
Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Elizabeth Afoley Quaye, noted that the project will transform the fishing sector.
“The completion of the landing site will help increase the productivity of fishers by providing safe place for berthing of canoes and fish handling,” she said.
The Minister of Transport, Kweku Ofori Asiamah, expressed Government’s commitment to ensure that all needed projects left unaddressed, will be attended to for the development of the nation.
According to the Chinese Ambassador to Ghana, the entire project which consists of 10 fishing ports and fish landing sites along the coast of the country is funded by the Government of China which is a typical demonstration of China’s great bilateral relationship with Ghana.
The Chief of Axim said the township receives the project with much joy knowing it would contribute tremendously to the development of the area.