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The President embarks on a central regional tour that is pioneering for the Elmina Port project

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo crosses the mine to begin work on the Elmina fishing port rehabilitation and expansion project.

As part of the project, existing facilities such as administrative blocks, subways and workshops will be renovated and modernized.

The port will also have a new fishing port with a main breakwater, breakwater, and a jetty where the larger fishing vessels will arrive and land safely, as well as special access to the port and warehouse.

In addition, the facility will have a fish market warehouse and clean repair facility, two cold stores, an ice cream factory and a childcare center.

The remainder is coastal and coastal protection work and restoration work in the Elmina Castle area to promote tourism.

This project is funded by Belgium.


The president, who made a breakthrough yesterday, said similar projects had taken place in various coastal areas to pursue the government's plan to build 10 fishing and landing sites in the country's coastal belt.

He said the government was committed to providing adequate fishing infrastructure, citing Moree, Mumford, Homoa Feth, Senya Breku, Winneba, Axim, Dixcove, Teshie, Jamestown and Keta as beneficiary communities.

He said that once completed, the project will improve fisheries and make a significant contribution to the economy while meeting about 60 percent of the country's annual protein needs.

The fishing industry accounts for about 11 percent of the agricultural sector's contribution to national productivity - gross domestic product (GDP) - and about 20 percent of the country's workforce.

“The government believes that more can be done in exporting processed fish and other fishery products, so it is imperative to improve fishing infrastructure, reduce post-harvest losses and reduce fish imports while increasing income. Increase fishery products that have added value, "he added.

President Akufo-Addo urged leaders and beneficiary communities to ensure routine maintenance of the facilities once they are built.

"We must all appreciate that deterioration of infrastructure and other government assets is weighing on the country's resources, and this port must not suffer the fate of other facilities that suffer from a culture of poor maintenance," he said.


Nana Kwadwo Conduah, from Omanhen in Edina, said the project was on the regional development agenda and thanked the government for their efforts to renew it.

The central regional minister, Mr Kwamena Duncan, said that the regions will receive more government development projects to improve the quality of society.

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