The perennial transit truck congestion at the Elubo border and the haphazard packing of these trucks in the Jomoro Municipal Assembly has become a thing of the past with the construction of the Elubo Freight Park.
The project which was initiated and funded by the Ghana Shippers’ Authority (GSA) with support from the Jomoro Municipal Assembly was commissioned on Friday, January 28, 2022.
The ultra-modern facility aims at making the nation’s western transit corridor attractive to businesses and individuals who haul goods between Ghana to Cote d’Ivoire and beyond in a bid to boost transit trade figures.
Ghana’s transit trade is estimated to generate ¢134 million annually and the GSA is working hard to meet and even surpass the target in the bid to support economic growth.
Speaking at the Commissioning of the Elubo Freight Park, the Board Chairperson of GSA, Stella Wilson said the project is evidence of the premium the authority places on transit trade, adding, more efforts would be made to make Ghana a favourable destination to neighbouring landlocked countries.
She further noted that “there are high expectations that more trade volumes would be moved across the borders of the continent with the introduction of the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), hence the timeliness of this all-important Freight and Logistics Park at Elubo.”
She charged the municipality to oversee the maintenance of the facility to ensure longevity.
The Municipal Chief Executive for the Jomoro Municipal Assembly, Louisa Iris Arde, in her remarks said the park would not only help with beautification of the assembly but also enhance road safety and most importantly enhance economic activities.
She said: “this terminal project is very critical to the revenue mobilization drive by the assembly and in this regard, the management of the assembly has carefully constituted the Elubo Articulator Terminal Management committee to ensure the effective management of the terminal.
The day to day running of the facility will require a multi-sectorial approach and all stakeholders relevant for the effective operationalisation of this facility. We urged all to give off their best for the achievement of the goals and targets set for the project.”
The Elubo Freight Park sits on a 2-acre land with a truck capacity of 31. It is designed such that trucks have ample allowance for entering, turning, parking and exiting.
There is also a 12 dormitory facility available for the drivers and their mates to lay their heads for a while before continuing their journey. It has 20 bathroom stalls and 20 toilet cubicles. It also has a Mosque as well as six offices to run operations.
The transit truck drivers who witnessed the ceremony were grateful and thanked the GSA and the Municipal Assembly for the initiative.
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