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How Vincent Bolloré won Ghana’s Tema port contract

By Nicholas Norbrook
Posted on Thursday, 25 March 2021 14:34

Ghana's Tema Port
Ghana's main port, Tema. (AP Photo/ Christian Thompson)

A new leaked report obtained by Africa Confidential shows how French ports and media billionaire gained control of Ghana's busiest port, at the expense of the public purse.

Bolloré runs 18 ports in West Africa. The most recent to open is Tema, a high-tech facility some 25km from the capital Accra, which serves the hinterland of Burkina Faso and Mali. It is operated in a 70% joint-owned venture between the Government of Ghana and Meridian Port Services (MPS) (itself a  joint venture between Bolloré Transport and Logistics and APM Terminals)