Accra, Ghana - The African Ports Evolution West African Edition, endorsed by Ports Management Association of West and Central Africa (PMAWCA) is set to take place on the 6-7 September this year. This forum is set at a time when port investment worth US$99.5bn is being pumped into West Africa, to accommodate the call of mega vessels.
Richard Anamoo, the Director General, of Ghana Ports and Harbour Authority has agreed to deliver a keynote at this forum, deliberating on the key developments at West African ports and the vision for the ports of Tema and Takoradi.
In 2012, he was appointed Director-General of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority and has since advanced the course of the entire Authority including the ports of Tema and Takoradi and the Fishing Ports.
Currently Tema port is undergoing a US$1.5bn port expansion project to handle thrice the current traffic, this will increase the capacity of the port to 3.5m TEUs. Takoradi port is currently being positioned as an oil and gas service hub with ongoing expansion at the port.
Mr. Anamoo has introduced an Information Technology revolution into the port system culminating in automation of cargo delivery and vessel handling processes. The ports now have a robust information technology platform that promotes efficiency in the port system.
Richard is well grounded in his professional training with a B.Sc [Civil] Eng in Structural and Geotechnical Engineering from the University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, a Diploma in Hydraulic Engineering from the Netherlands, a Certificate in Project Planning and Management, Post-Graduate Certificate in Port Planning and Design from Japan. He also has a Postgraduate Certificate in Port Planning, Urban Site Planning and Strategic Information Systems from the MIT, USA, and a Certificate in Modernisation of Port Facilities and Management Systems from Japan.
In 2001, Richard commenced studies in Law. In 2004, he received the LLB from the University of Ghana and worked as a private Technical and Legal Consultant for the ports of Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone.