August 11, 2022

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MPS able to cede 20% of container visitors for 2 years – GPHA

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Control of Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) has published that Meridian Port Provider (MPS) has agreed to cede 20 % of container visitors to the Authority efficient August 1, 2022.

The verdict used to be arrived at after a crunch assembly with the Minister of Shipping, Board Chairman of the Authority, the Director of Tema Port and the Leader Govt Officer of MPS.

Cupboard in 2019 licensed that MPS arms over 20% percentage of container visitors to GPHA. Its implementation has since been not on time resulting in a two-day protest through staff of GPHA.

In a observation sighted through Citi Information, control confident team of workers of its dedication to making sure efficient implementation.

“A letter used to be issued below the hand of the CEO of MPS, Mohammed Samara, indicating the willingness of MPS to cede the dealing with of the 20 % gateway container visitors to GPHA for 2 years efficient 1st August 2022,” the observation stated.

Contentions over the topic pressured the Maritime and Dockworkers Union to strike, ensuing within the cessation of boating and berthing of vessels on the Port.

The employees complained in regards to the perceived refusal of the Meridian Port Provider (MPS), handy over 20 % of the containerised shipment to GPHA right through the exclusivity duration of 10 years as directed through Cupboard in 2019.

The union had complained that the directives had been duly communicated to MPS with a number of reminders, however the personal corporate didn’t adhere.

The union used to be involved that GPHA used to be being denied wanted income as a result of importers will not be obligated to pay dealing with fees and different charges that can be because of the Authority.