At a durbar last month when the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, paid a courtesy call on the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu, he assured the people present that God willing in November, the Boankra Inland Port which has been on the drawing table for generations will be constructed. He disclosed that parliament has approved $330 million concession for the developers to work on the port and they are made up of Koreans and Ghanaians. “The Korean developers will arrive in early November to start work. That is when I will come to cut the sod for the project,” he said.
Following that promise made by the President, the sod cutting ceremony for this project is set to take place on 5th November 2020.
According to him, the Ghana Shipper’s Authority (GSA) in partnership with the Ghana Ports and Harbors Authority (GPHA) have worked with the private sector to establish the Boankra Inland Port near Kumasi in the Ashanti Region.
This infrastructure would link the ports of Tema and Takoradi to the inner parts of the country and the landlocked countries of Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger.
Upon completion, it expected to be a free port that would combine unimodal and inter-modal operations aimed at easing congestion at Ghana’s seaports thus facilitating the transit trade of the country’s land-locked neighbors.