Gov’t tasked to re-establish national shipping line
| Updated Mar 10, 2017 at 9:00am
Government has been asked to take the needed steps as announced by President Mahama in the NDC’s Manifesto launch to re-establish a National Shipping Line to further position Ghana in the World Maritime Industry.
Government should also ensure that maritime policies are directed at creating the enabling environment for private sector participation in the quest to revamp the National Shipping line, the Tema Dry Dock and other dormant institutions relevant to the total development of the maritime sector.
The 1st Vice President of the Maritime Professionals Club, Engineer Teddy Mensah stated this at a News Conference in Tema.
The Maritime Professionals Club is made up Ghanaian experts who are operating in various capacities in Ghana and across the globe.
The News Conference was to remind government and politicians going into the December general elections of the need to prioritize investment in maritime infrastructure when voted to power.
The 1st Vice President of the Maritime Professionals Club, Engineer Teddy Mensah who was a Junior Officer when the Black Star Line was in operation said efforts should be made to reposition the Tema Ship Yard as the preferred ship repair yard in Africa.