The Meridian Port Service (MPS) is set to cede 20 percent of container traffic to the Ports and Harbours Authority of Ghana effective August 1, 2022.

According to management of Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority, (GPHA) decision was arrived at after a meeting with the Minister of Transport, Board Chairman of the Authority, the Director of Tema Port and the Chief Executive Officer of MPS.

This comes after cabinet in 2019 approved that MPS hands over 20% share of container traffic to GPHA. Its implementation has since been delayed leading to a two-day protest by workers of GPHA.

“A letter was issued under the hand of the CEO of MPS, Mohammed Samara, indicating the willingness of MPS to cede the handling of the 20 percent gateway container traffic to GPHA for two years effective 1st August 2022,” a statement by management of the GPHA said.

Workers of the GPHA had agitated over what they described as perceived refusal of the Meridian Port Service (MPS), to hand over 20 percent of the containerised cargo to GPHA during the exclusivity period of 10 years as directed by Cabinet in 2019.


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