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Sao Tome to establish port of entry in Ghana for bilateral trade

November 3, 2023
Sao Tome to establish port of entry in Ghana for bilateral trade
Kwaku Ofori Asiamah (fourth from right), Mr Adelino Cardoso (fourth from left) with other dignitaries. Photo: Godwin Ofosu-Acheampong

Sao Tome and Principe, a small island nation, will soon establish a port of entry at one of Ghana's major ports to strengthen bilateral trade ties between the two countries in terms of port infrastructure.

The port of entry serves as a gateway connecting international shipping to the respective countries.

This initiative aims to enhance trade between the two nations by facilitating the smooth transfer of goods.

The Minister of Transport, Kwaku Ofori Asiamah, revealed this development during a visit by Sao Tome's Minister of Infrastructure, Natural Resources, and Environment, Mr. Adelino Cardoso.

The port of entry is expected to be situated at either the Port in the Greater Region or the Port in the .

Minister Asiamah emphasized that the Takoradi Port is a highly sophisticated facility, having recently undergone extensive upgrades.

He pointed out that these enhancements included the establishment of a new container multipurpose terminal with a draft of 15 meters and modern equipment, making the port well-equipped for international trade.

Both Ministers commended the discussions and collaboration between the two nations. They expressed the desire to strengthen bilateral ties, not only in the transport industry but also in other areas of cooperation.

Mr Cardoso highlighted the favourable geographical location of Ghana, ensuring that the new port of entry would not pose any hindrance to its operations.

Sao Tome and Principe also encouraged Ghanaian tourists to explore the tourist attractions in their country.

They hope that this mutual cooperation and strengthened ties will be beneficial for both nations.

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