The Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE) of Accra, Mohammed Adjei Sowah on Thursday paid a working visit to the Jamestown Fishing Habour project site to inspect the progress of work after removal of makeshift structures to pave way for the project.
The MCE who was accompanied by the leadership of Ngleshie Noyaa Kpee comprising Hon. Nat Nunoo Amarteifio Former Mayor of Accra, Ladi Nylander and Llyod Evans as well as the Ngleshie-Alata Traditional Council, Chief fishermen, and officials from the Assembly also visited the Dogo beach where a temporary landing site was being constructed.
Mohammed Adjei Sowah in a short speech said that the construction of the harbour at the Jamestown beach would go a long way to improve the livelihood of the inhabitants of the area.
He noted that the relocation of the Jamestown fishing harbour to Tema in 1965 negatively affected the economic activities hence the level of poverty and deprivation
He intimated that the modern fishing harbour would not only constitute the fish landing sites but also include cold store facilities, market areas and other social amenities.
A representative of the Chinese engineers and contractors pointed out that work on the project was expected to be completed in 32 months adding they would provide 4-year post construction technical support.