Work on the long-awaited Accra harbour project in James Town is due to begin in August, according to the director of the Old Accra Conservation Development Project Nii Teiko Tagoe.

The redevelopment in the historic fishing community includes the creation of a fish market, cold storage units and an early childhood development centre and the rehabilitation of the existing breakwater.

The project comes under authority of the ministry of fisheries and is part of an initiative to improve 14 harbours across the country. It is also part of a strategy to redevelop the central indigenous Ga Mashie district, of which James Town is a part.

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