The President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said the construction the of Boankra Inland Port will cushion the objective of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA).

“The Objective of AfCFTA is to promote trade among African countries and this will be buoyed by the presence of effective and efficient transport system especially as Ghana is playing host to the Secretariat.”

“I’m hopeful that this project and other similar infrastructure projects such as the Development of Keta port, the Tema-Akosombo railway lines…and ongoing port expansion projects at Tema and Takoradi ports would make a positive contribution in ensuring that Ghana derives maximum benefits from the AfCFTA”, the President made known.

At the sod-cutting ceremony for the Boankra project which has seen a halt after former President Kuffuor left Office in 2008, the President revealed “the concessionaire is expected to design, engineer, finance, procure, construct, operate and maintain the project and transfer the title to Government after a 30 year period.”

The President was hopeful that the concessionaire will deliver according to the schedule and budget.

“It is my hope and expectation that the concessionaire will not renege on the confidence reposed in it and will take all the necessary actions to deliver the project on schedule and on budget”, he stressed.

Source: Opemsuo FM: Hajara Fuseini