President John Mahama says he has plans of creating industrial space within the country’s Ports to enable the industries to easily move their goods across.
He said the country's major Ports, Takoradi and Tema, have a lot of industries situated around them but not within.
The President was addressing a Press conference shortly after visiting the Abidjan Autonomous port as part of his two day official visit to Cote d’Ivoire.
President Mahama, was accompanied on the tour by Cote d’Ivoire’s Prime Minister Daniel Kablan Duncan.
President Mahama was briefed on activities of the Abidjan Autonomous Port and was also taken on a yacht cruise of the lake.
The Port was established in 1950, making it the first port to be certified in Africa.
It is also the first Tuna port in Africa. Just like Ghana, the Abidjan Port is undergoing expansion to create space for big vessels, industrial and warehouse parking spaces and the building of more terminals.
It has a vision to transform into the leading port of the West African Coast and a hub on the Atlantic Coast.
Back home in Ghana, government is also investing about one billion dollars in the Tema Port expansion project as well as more than four hundred million dollars on the Takoradi Port.
Having toured the facility, President Mahama shares an idea that readily comes to mind worth replicating in Ghana
He also gave his impressions about the Abidjan Autonomous Port, which has a huge Tourism potential and is a major contributor to the Ivorian economy.
The President of the Board of Directors of the Abidjan Port paid tribute to President Mahama.
As the Abidjan Port aims to reign high on the African continent and the regional level it is launching a two point five billion dollar expansion project between now and 2020 to attract more of the regional transit trade.