The management of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA), has asked the general public to disregard a social media video that suggests an alleged theft incident on its premises.
The said video showed some workers purportedly staff of the Tema Port, stealing and changing tyres from imported cars.
But in a statement, management of the GPHA denied that the video was of incidents at the Tema Port.
The GPHA said its internal investigations showed that no such incident occurred at the port, noting that it condemns any act of pilfering by staff.
“GPHA wishes to indicate that such acts are condemnable and not tolerated by the Authority. Thus overtime, all efforts have been made to nip such unethical practices in the bud. The Authority categorically can state that its investigations have shown that the said activity did not take place in any of its Terminals either at the Port of the Tema or that of Takoradi.”
“The Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority wishes to call on the general public to treat the accompanying narrative associating the purported video to Ghana’s Ports as unsavoury and false as the alleged act of stealing did not happen at the terminals of Ghana’s Ports”, the statement added.
In its defense, the company said “the landmarks and locations identified in the video are not found in the Golden Jubilee Terminal, or the Terminal 1 operated by GPHA and also not in the Private Terminal operated by MPS”
GPHA further argued that the video showed that the incident occurred close to a tower light surrounded with stacked containers stating that almost all the tower lights in GPHA’s Terminals are located within the container platforms where vehicle discharge does not take place.