"Ensure The Maritime Sector Is Free And Safe For Trade Operations" - Chief of Staff (VIDEO/PICS)
Updated: Nov 19, 2021
The Chief of Staff, Madam Frema Osei Opare has charged the leadership of the Maritime Organisation for West and Central Africa (MOWCA) to ensure that the maritime sector is free and safe for trade operations.
According to her, the Maritime Organisation should stay focused as well United in achieving the goal.
She made the remarks at the opening ceremony of the 16th Session of the Maritime Organisation for West and Central Africa (MOWCA) General Assembly held in Accra.
Madam Frema ceased the opportunity to challenge the Maritime Organisation to work from dawn to dusk likewise find solutions to the issues of piracy.
She added that the Maritime Organisation also has a task of dealing with other security problems happening at the various shores of the country.
"The securities of the maritime sector has been challenged with pirates attacks and is hindering on trade on the shores of the sea thus the need for the issue to be addressed.
Thinknewsonline.com has gathered that the main aim of MOWCA is to serve as the regional and international community for handling all maritime matters that are regional in character.
Taking his turn, the Minister for Transport who doubles as the Chairman for the Maritime Organisation for West and Central Africa (MOWCA), Kweku Ofori Asiamah challenged the organisation to remain committed to their mission.
The Transport Minister however promised to see to the safety of the maritime sector.
He reminded the gathering that the meeting seeks to address the urgent revitalisation of regional bodies particularly MOWCA.
"We must be committed to the objectives that brought us together and adhere strictly to our rules of procedure"
The Minister stressed that the Maritime Industry contributes immensely to the development and prosperity of nations.
"Many of the needs of our globalised world are met by the utilization of the oceans and seas. On account of our geographical location, we occupy a strategically important position in the Gulf of Guinea.
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Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith