The Ghana Shippers’ Authority (GSA) has facelifted the construction of the Hamile Truck Park as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility and commitment to facilitate and promote transit trade.
The construction of the facility was at the behest of the Hamile Border Security Committee (BORSEC) when the GSA visited the border post during one of its transit trade stakeholder engagements.
The one-acre size truck park located in Hamile, a border town in the Upper West Region, will serve as a rest stop for transit truck drivers who haul goods between Ghana and the landlocked countries of Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger.
The park which used to be muddy and dusty in the wet and dry seasons respectively, has now been graded and levelled with pavement blocks for the convenience of the drivers and other transit trade stakeholders.
At a brief ceremony on 18th February, 2020, the Kumasi Branch Manager of the GSA, Mr. Emmanuel Kwarteng on behalf of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Authority, handed over the facility to Mr. J. D. Anaman, Customs Officer-In-Charge of the Hamile Border.
He re-echoed the GSA’s commitment to promoting Ghana’s corridor as the preferred transit trade destination and mentioned the Authority’s quarterly fact-finding trips on the corridor, periodic engagement of truck drivers on road safety and traffic regulations among others as testaments.
Mr. Anaman, who also doubles as the Head of BORSEC, thanked the GSA for responding to the Committee’s appeal to give a facelift to the truck park.
Other members of BORSEC, including officials from the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI), Port Health, Defence Intelligence (DI), Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) and some freight forwarders witnessed the handing over ceremony.