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The Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority has commended the Federal Government for repositioning the nation’s maritime industry to meet international standards.

Ghana Ports chief praises Fed Govt’s reforms
By Oluwakemi Dauda, The Nation

The Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority has commended the Federal Government for repositioning the nation’s maritime industry to meet international standard.

It said the ports concessioning programme of the Federal Government was good and that Ghana was working on its adoption.

It praised the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), for embarking on the dredging and taking a bold step in removing critical wrecks on the nation’s territorial waters to attract bigger vessels and reducing costs.

Speaking with The Nation at the NPA’s head office in Lagos last week, the Director of Ports, Tema, Mr Richard Anamoo, who said he came to Nigeria to share ideas on how to solve the numerous problems facing the maritime sector on the coastline, said the efforts of the Federal Government and NPA in developing port infrastructure deserve kudos.

He, however, identified piracy as one of the greatest challenges confronting the sector, adding that its eradication needs joint effort.

The removal of critical wrecks by NPA from the waterways, he said, would ensure safety of navigation, marine environmental protection and maritime security.

Source: The Nation

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