The first batch of the consultants conducting feasibility studies for the construction of the Port of Keta have arrived in Ghana and commenced physical stakeholder engagements with the Keta community.
On the October 14, 2020, the advanced group of consultants belonging to the Sellhorn team, consultants for the feasibility studies, were accompanied by the Director of Keta Port and other GPHA officials including the Project Engineer, Kobla Ofori to be introduced to the Keta community to officially resume physical stakeholder engagements.
Amid the Covid-19, the consultants for the feasibility studies had been virtually communicating with stakeholders for the necessary information and data.
However, due to the scope of work required, it was very important for them to be active on the grounds to do their research and analysis. Thus, their arrival following the reopening of the airport to human traffic.
Speaking at the first stakeholder engagement with the Keta Community, representatives of the traditional leadership of Keta expressed pleasure at the interest shown in the construction of the Keta port and called for speedy execution of all processes.
Municipal Chief Executive of Keta, Godwin Effah Edudzi, promised of good collaboration from his outfit towards all interactions with the consultants.
“We will keep working with you hand in hand, henceforth. We won’t do anything in isolation,” he assured.
Dr. Joachim Soergel, a representative of the Sellhorn team revealed that having previously done works on the Tema and Takoradi Port expansion projects, they are conversant with the Ghanaian terrain in port infrastructure development and will deliver well on their task.
Director of the Port of Keta, Dr Alexander Adusei, explained the significance of the gradual planning and developmental processes of the port project.
He expressed continued commitment to fulfilling the desires of the Keta people regarding the port project.
He revealed that there would be the establishment of GPHA communication centers within the Keta Municipality for easy access to information by constituents of the community.