The construction of the administration block for the proposed Keta Port is expected to commence in the fourth quarter of this year. That’s according to the Minister of Transport, Kwaku Ofori-Asiamah.
Government was criticized last year over the appointment of a Managing Director for the port which is still non-existent.
Speaking in Parliament on the 10th March, 2020, the Transport Minister, Kwaku Ofori-Asiamah, said feasibility studies on the project will commence in April.
“I said that the feasibility studies of the financial and technical proposal were opened yesterday [Monday]. We are going to go through and the unit consultant will then give him the month he will need to come out with the drawing for the project, but we are hoping that by the fourth quarter of 2020, the foundation for the Administration will be laid,” he said.
The proposed Keta Port is expected to be built around the Volta Lake in the town of Kedzi in the Keta municipality. Physical work is expected to begin by August 2020.
The seaport would add to two existing ones, Takoradi in the Western Region, and Tema in the Greater Accra Region.
The project, according to the government, will be funded largely by the private sector with the Port Authority being the “landlords and technical partners”.