São Tomé and Príncipe, a Central African country, will be using Ghana’s port and harbor as its first entry point for federal distribution. This decision follows the renewal of a 7-year air service management agreement between Ghana and São Tomé.
During a meeting with a delegation from São Tomé in Accra, Mr. Adelino Afonso Fernandes Rosa Cardoso, Minister of Infrastructure, Natural Resources, and Environment of São Tomé, praised Ghana’s geographical location on the map as an ideal point for exporting and importing goods and services. He stated that Ghana’s ports meet international standards, making them suitable for serving the needs of both countries.
Mr. Cardoso expressed his belief that the relationship between Ghana and São Tomé and Príncipe will continue to strengthen and bring benefits to both nations. Meanwhile, Mr. Kwaku Ofori Asiamah, Minister of Transport in Ghana, assured São Tomé of continued support, emphasizing the modern infrastructure of Ghana’s Takoradi and Tema ports, which will cater to the requirements of both countries simultaneously.
The partnership between Ghana and São Tomé dates back more than two decades, with the signing of an agreement in 2000 for Ghana to manage the Accra Flight Information Region and install equipment in São Tomé to enhance air traffic services over the Atlantic Ocean, ensuring safety for aircraft.
It is anticipated that the collaboration between the two countries will yield favorable outcomes for both parties.