The Minister of Transport, Dzifa Attivor, says the Intercity STC is no longer viable. This is because most of the company’s buses are off the road and it has lost a chunk of its market share to the private sector. She has therefore challenged the newly appointed Board of the Company to help revive and win back its market share and take its rightful place as a market leader. Mrs. Attivor was speaking at the inauguration of the Boards of Directors of Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority and Intercity STC in Accra. She said the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority has resorted to expanding the port facilities undertaking major expansion works at the Tema and Takoradi Ports to increase their capacity.
A conference on Coastal and Maritime security has opened in Accra. It is to bring both security agencies and service providers together, to device new ways of stepping up security along the West African coast. The Vice President, Mr. Kwesi Amissah-Arthur told the delegates that with more discoveries of oil along the gulf of Guinea, it is imperative to tighten security, and protect the nation’s resources off-shore. In the recent past, the region has seen a number of pirate attacks.
The Parliamentary Select Committee on Roads and Highways says the fares being charged by the Ghana Highways Authority to ferry vehicles at Senchi are illegal.The Chairman of the Committee, Mr. Michael Coffie Boampong explained that the fares have not been laid before parliament nor received approval. Mr. Boampong made the observation after a fact finding tour of the area.
The Ghana Armed forces is venturing into the business domain. It has registered a company – Defence Industries Holding Company, which is into a number of productions including footwear. It’s Shoe factory in Kumasi in partnership with Knights Ghana Limited has the capacity to produce 100,000 boots a year. And soon security agencies in the country will no longer import boots. The Ghana Armed Forces says this is to help generate income and offer employment to Ghanaians.