Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II and Ghana may be proud of Ashanti Ports Services Limited, concessionaires on the eagerly awaited Boankra Inland Port Project, after they visited the project site and pledged to finish the job on schedule.
Senior staff from Ashanti Ports Services Limited visited the site on Friday, July 28, 2023, to get an update on the project’s status.
The concessionaire called the on-site contractors for the second time in a month to acquire firsthand information on the project.
The Ashanti Port Services Limited Board Chairman, Nana Bugyei, the Chief Executive Officer, Mr Isaac Afum, the Financial Consultant, Mr Harris Ntim, the Project Manager, Mr Stephen Ofosuhene, and top representatives from the contractor working on the site, Justmoh Constructions, were all present during the tour.
Nana Bugyei, the Board Chairman of Ashanti Port Services Limited, spoke with Ghanatodayonline.com After the tour, Jacob Agyenim Boateng promised that they would not let down Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, who has played a crucial role in the project’s advancement from the very beginning.
“We are aware of how important this project is to the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the President of the land, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the rest of Ghanaians, particularly those in the Ashanti Region ”
“That is why, as concessionaires, we have taken it upon ourselves to be at the site periodically to keep the contractors on their toes, and I can assure you, we will not disappoint Ghanaians on this all-important project”.
He noted that a lot of energy and monies have been invested in the project and so, the company will see to it that, constructors work according to the right specifications.
He commended Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II and President Akuffo Addo for their unflinching support of the project.
For his part, the Chief Executive Officer for, Ashanti Ports Services Limited, Isaac Afum, expressed satisfaction with the progress and quality of work done at the site so far.
He said the contractor was within schedule and the concessionaire expected it to be completed and commissioned phase one by next year, November, barring any challenges.
Mr Isaac Afum said the terminal will inure to the benefit of the country, adding that he is also optimistic Justmoh Construction will deliver on its expectations.
The project Manager for Ashanti Ports Services Limited, Mr Stephen Ofosuhene who supervises the work of the contractor and the consultant said he was impressed with the work done so far.
“Currently, the contractor has completed earthworks at the commercial area, he is almost done with the construction of the drainage and other earthworks which I believe is within schedule”.
He emphasized that Ashanti Ports Services Limited will leave no stone unturned to deliver a masterpiece to the country.