14th July 2024

The Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) has suspended all high-risk ships intended to berth at the Tema and Takoradi ports, as well as port tours by schools and academic internship.

This is part of measures put in place by the Authority to help prevent the continuous spread of the deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Ghana.

A statement from GPHA signed by its General Manager in charge of Marketing and Corporate Affairs, Esther Gyebi-Donkor, indicated that the Authority, in consultation with agents of cruise vessels, has been advised to postpone all cruise ships scheduled to berth at the ports of Tema and Takoradi.

“The Port Authority is liaising with shipping agents to identify all high-risk vessels that may be coming into the country for the necessary precautionary action to be taken. Already, the Authority, in consultation with agents of cruise vessels, has advised the postponement of all cruise ships scheduled to take berth at the Ports of Tema and Takoradi respectively and assures the general public that all other high-risk vessels will be treated with the same urgency,” it said.

“Among other things, the Authority is calling on all prospective students who wish to undertake their internship with the Port Authority to avoid coming to the offices seeking such opportunities for health and safety reasons as ‘the window is suspended until further notice,” it added.

The statement further pointed out that due to the virus, visits to patients admitted to its health facilities in Tema and Takoradi will be strictly regulated.

“We urge family members and loved ones to bear with the medical teams while they do their utmost best to care diligently for the patients under their care,” the statement added.

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