Ghana has began construction of a $200 million inland marine port to lift pressures with transporting cargo.
The project includes an industrial park at Debre, easing haulage of containers and bulk cargo from Ghana’s Tema port to Burkina Faso and other landlocked countries via the Volta Lake.
Two ports will be created: at Akwamu-Korankye in the Eastern Region (southern arm of the project) and Debre in the Savannah Region (northern arm of the project).
Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia commented: “This $200 million inland marine port and the $250 million industrial park will address a myriad of issues that continue to plague the movement of goods from Ghana to our neighbors in the sub-region and help to take about 30,000 haulage trucks off Ghana’s roads.”
Reported by Chinese state media Xinhua, Bawumia cut sod for the commencement of the construction in the Savannah Region for the launch of the Trans-Volta Logistics Corridor project.
The entire project is expected to be fully operational by 2025.
Work is being undertaken by private Ghanaian conglomerate LMI Holdings.
Ghana’s seaports serve as transit points of cargo for some landlocked neighbouring including Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger.