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To the people of the southern sector of the Volta region, the construction of a harbour at Keta is synonymous with the proverbial golden birds in the bush that they would never lay their hands on.
So anytime they hear about that project, they just brush it off as one those things that would not happen.
However, last Thursday, two senior officers of DY Engineering, the Korean company working on the project, travelled to Anloga, the Anlo traditional capital in the Keta Municipality to brief the traditional ruler, the Awoamefia, Togbi Sri III on the progress of the project and to assure him of their determination to construct the complex.
The Awoamefia of Anlo expressed his profound gratitude to the partners for the proposed Harbour complex, consisting of the main harbour, dry dock, fishing and oil berth for transporting equipment for the huge crude oilfields in the Keta Basin costing $310 million.
He added that the chiefs were ready to help in realizing the dream that had been on the drawing board for many years.
Togbi pointed out that most of the chiefs and the queen mothers are professionals, stressing that they would put committees in place to support the investors and the companies who would execute the project.
A group picture with the Koreans

Introducing the delegation, which included two officers- Shan Seonghan Kim, Senior Overseas, Project Director of the company and Se-Wook Yao, Senior Managing Director of the same company, Dumega Okudzeto, who is also an international businessman, disclosed that the Korean company had completed the feasibility study on the project and had forwarded it to the sector ministry.
He however pointed out that the Ghanaian Government has plans of building fishing landing sites on the coastal regions of the country so they appealed to government to allow them to work side by side to incorporate the Keta landing site into the main harbour complex.
He stated that Samsung Company, which he served for many years as their regional president in Nigeria and Nessograph Investment from South Africa, would also assist in the execution of the harbour project.
He pointed out that the South African investment company was ready to offer $1billion as capital for the construction of the Keta harbour complex, which would include drydock, oil reserve base to cater for the equipment that would be used for the offshore Keta Basin crude oil.
“The new harbour is definitely going to help ease the pressure on Tema and Takoradi ports. Again, goods going to the north and the Sahel region would use the Eastern corridor route, which is very short,” Dumega Okudzeto stated.
He stressed that the vast mineral deposits in the Volta region would be exploited readily and exported through the Keta harbour.
On his part, the leader of the two-member delegation, Shan Seonghan Kim, said the feasibility study had already been completed, stressing that they would add the fishing landing site component to it within three months. He said work would start immediately after parliamentary approval.
Kim added that the Keta harbour complex would be constructed on Public/Private/Partnership (PPP) basis and would take five years to complete.
http://www.dailyguideghana.com/?p=52146
 

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Does Ghana really need a 3rd port or would that money be better spent upgrading and expanding Tema Harbour?

Poor journalism as always. massive crude oil fields? Not yet!
 

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I suppose A third port wouldn't hurt, overall it depends where they are, if they are spread evenly along the coast then it could be a good idea with all areas being able to get to a port, and could make transportation costs lower, making it cheaper to get goods around, thats my opinion anyway, but i do agree that the existing ports could be upgraded as well, It may even lower the traffic at the other ports, depending on this ones size and capacity
 

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I suppose A third port wouldn't hurt, overall it depends where they are, if they are spread evenly along the coast then it could be a good idea with all areas being able to get to a port, and could make transportation costs lower, making it cheaper to get goods around, thats my opinion anyway, but i do agree that the existing ports could be upgraded as well, It may even lower the traffic at the other ports, depending on this ones size and capacity
The Tema port is still tiny so could be expanded much more. I think for a country of Ghanas size/development, those 2 are sufficient.
 

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this project is private funded. am pretty sure they have done enough feasiblility studies to show that a third port will be viable. No private investor will throw out money without the assurance of profit making
 

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this project is private funded. am pretty sure they have done enough feasiblility studies to show that a third port will be viable. No private investor will throw out money without the assurance of profit making
If thats the case then its okay.

I would actually privatise all the ports so they are in competition with each other. That will bring down costs and increase efficiency.
 
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