Government Reiterates Commitment to Improving Marine Industry

Economic news for Thursday, September 30, 2021

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

2021-09-30

Deputy Minister of Transport, Frederick Adom-Obeng

Deputy Transport Minister Frederick Adom-Obeng reiterated the government’s commitment to improving the marine industry.

According to him, the contribution of the maritime sector which accounts for 80% of the world’s commercial activity, when well exploited, will stimulate efforts for economic growth.

Speaking at this year’s Maritime Day celebrations in Accra on September 30, 2021, Deputy Transport Minister who represented Kwaku Ofori-Asiamah, the Transport Minister said: “I want to assure the board and GMA workers of government commitment and I urge you all to work diligently to make your contribution to the economic growth of Ghana.

“The government will continue to explore ways to ensure that the Ghana Maritime Authority is well positioned for Ghana’s development in the sector.”

The Director General of the Ghana Maritime Authority (GMA), Thomas Kofi Alonsi, took the opportunity to offer some key points that will help improve the state of Ghana’s maritime sector.

Meanwhile, the Institute for Maritime Development of Africa has made proposals to ensure the safety of seafarers.

The theme for the 2021 edition of the celebration is “Seafarers: at the heart of the future of maritime transport”. It also reflects the vital role that seafarers continue to play in promoting maritime commerce around the world.

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) created World Maritime Day to celebrate the contribution of the international maritime industry to the global economy, particularly in the shipping industry.