The multimodal transport network is key to the success of the AfCFTA – Dep. Minister


Economic news for Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Source: Eye on the harbor

Alhassan Tampuli, Deputy Minister of Transport

Deputy Transport Minister Alhassan Tampuli has identified the creation of a strong multimodal transport network as key to the success of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA).

Speaking on behalf of Transport Minister Kwaku Ofori Asiamah at the opening ceremony of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) Africa Forum held in Accra, the Deputy Minister said that transport would play a key role in linking activities on the continent and beyond. .

He revealed that “on our part as policy makers, we remain committed to the facilitation of cargo and passengers across our borders and to other African countries through the development and improvement of land transport infrastructure and air. From airports, seaports and freight terminals to maritime and air space management. In terms of infrastructure, we have embarked on massive infrastructure development to improve all our seaports and airports as well as rail connectivity.

Deputy Trade and Industry Minister Herbert Krapah also backed the call to improve the multimodal transport network to meet the continent’s integration goals.

He said that “the development of the Akosombo-Mpakadan railway line which is part of the 1000 km railway link between Ghana and Burkina Faso, when completed, will connect Ghana from Tema to Ouagadougou. Boankra Inland Port is expected to reduce congestion in our ports by linking Tema and Takoradi ports to the inland regions of the country and the landlocked countries of Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger.

The President of CILT Ghana, Eng. Mark Amoamah said the Institute stands ready to partner with stakeholders to help achieve the goals of the AfCFTA.

The CILT Africa FORUM serves as a platform for governments, organizations and individuals to share, learn and promote professional and business interests.

The theme of the Africa Forum 2022 was “Sustainable Implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement: The Role of Logistics, Transport and Industry”.


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