Employment Minister Visits Meridian Port Services

Ignatius Baffuor Awuah (6th left) and officials of MPS

The Minister of Employment and Labour Relations, Ignatius Baffuor Awuah, has paid a working visit to the new mega container terminal of Meridian Port Services to inspect the progress of work and evaluate jobs created at Tema Port.

He led a delegation which comprised Chief Director of the Ministry of Transport, Twumasi-Ankrah Selby and Peter Mac Manu, Board Chairman of Ghana Ports & Harbours Authority (GPHA), senior management from GPHA and Ministries.

Management of MPS made a presentation on the company’s journey to become the best in container terminal in West and Central Africa Region.

Management of MPS highlighted the investment in technology and immense impact on the livelihoods of workers and the community at large.

The MPS Operations Manager, Emmanuel Ohene Addo, said “We are a trendsetter in deploying world-class technology. The decision to invest in high-end technology is aimed at enhancing the skills of the workforce and raising the service levels provided to port users.”

He explained that although there are fully automated cranes, MPS selected cranes that required operators to ensure the sustenance of jobs.

Also, the cranes were selected with ergonomical requirements in mind to ensure that the operators work comfortably.

The delegation also assessed the scope of the high-end technology and equipment that will be fully integrated at the new port to eliminate congestion and maximize efficiency without compromising on security at the port and Ghana in general.

The high-end technology include Biometric Access Control, License Plate Recognition (LPR), Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and Scanners for recognising containers’ numbers and contents.