I’LL REVIEW GPHA CONTRACTS BY MAHAMA ADMINISTRATION – DIRECTOR GENERAL
Published: 14 March 2017
Last Updated: 14 March 2017
14 Mar 2017
The newly appointed Acting Director General of the Ghana Ports and Harbour Authority (GPHA), Paul Ansah has served notice he will review a number of contracts signed under the erstwhile Mahama administration to ensure value for money.
Some of the contracts were aimed at expanding the capacity of the Port and Harbours, but Mr Ansah insists the contracts would be subjected to rigorous review to determine those that are in the nation’s best interest.
Speaking on the sidelines of a working visit to the Tema Port by the parliamentary select committee on Trade, the Director General of the GPHA said the exercise among others is billed to be undertaken in the coming days to improve operations at the Ports.
“All agreements, all contracts would be taken a second look. Where there is a need to review, it would be reviewed. And where there is a need to let it go, it would be let go. So we will look at the totality of the package of all the projects and see whether the conditions that are spelt out are entirely in our interest or not. If they are not what has to be done to secure the interest of our country better than it is.”
Mr Paul Ansah, who was formally in charge of the marketing department at the Takoradi Port, where he helped to bring business, especially from the Sahelian region to the port, has promised to apply his rich knowledge and experience in the maritime industry to improve the efficiency and productivity at the ports, enhance the quality of service delivery in our ports, transform the port industry into the beacon for economic growth in Ghana and position the country’s ports as the maritime hub for trade and industry in the entire sub-region.