[6], In July 2004 it was announced that a 250 million dollar modernization project which was to upgrade the harbour was to begin. Our History The Takoradi Technical University was established in September, 2016, as a result of the government’s policy to convert Takoradi Polytechnic, among five other Polytechnics, to the status of Technical University. It was then called Accra Technical School and was sited at the current location of Kimbu Secondary Technical School, Accra. Sekondi-Takoradi also has light industrial, agricultural, and fishing enterprises. Find out how you can use this. Peacefmonline.com accepts no responsibility legal or otherwise for their accuracy of content. In the event that you consider anything on this page to be in breach of the site's House Rules, please click here. The idea for the construction of the port was first advocated in 1895 by consulting engineers of the British government. Visit traveltill.com to know about the historic Takoradi … After discharge my health took a turn for the worse and I was declared 30 per cent Disabled as a result of overseas service. BRIEF HISTORY OF THE SCHOOL. Sekondi, older and larger, was the site of Dutch Fort Orange (1642) and English Fort Sekondi (1682). Components. 26 Squadron SAAF was also based in Takoradi during WWII flying anti-submarine and convoy protection patrols over the Atlantic. Ghana-Net.com is one of Ghana`s oldest websites, with tourism information`s about Ghana, Live Radio, life and culture of of all Ghana Nation`s, and tribes - like Ga people, Fante, Ewe, Ashanti, Dagbani, Frafra, Krobo and many other tribes and kingdoms of Ghana. This video is unavailable. We crept down the West African coast calling at Gambia and Freetown and, finally, were put ashore at Takoradi on the Gold Coast (now Ghana) and for centuries known as 'The White Man's Grave… referenced. All rights reserved. The idea for the construction of the port was first advocated in 1895 by consulting engineers of the British government. [7] Other works that were to be included in the project were:[7], In September 2013 a harbour expansion project commenced. History. 1, 2019: 6-24 _____ Redesigning and Sculpting of Takoradi Technical University’s Heraldic Crest V K B Micah, Takoradi Technical University, Takoradi, Ghana victormicah@ymail.com E K Donkor, Takoradi Technical University, Takoradi, Ghana evans.donkor@tpoly.edu.gh Abstract The Festival of 'Kundum' is celebrated from August to November by the Region's coastal people, and moves from town to town every week. Takoradi constituency is located in the Western Region of Ghana. Takoradi Technical University was established as a Government Technical Institute in 1954, and became part of the State Tertiary Education System. The Beaches of the Western Region Western Region is famous for some of the best beaches in Ghana. 30km west of Takoradi, the local fetish priest entices the crocodiles from water with a live chicken. It's considered a stronghold for the New Patriotic Party (NPP). Please report any inappropriate content to us, and we will evaluate it as a matter of priority. There is no Memorial there to the men who died or to the pilots who braved the hazardous route across primitive country to get the air supremacy and photo intelligence that enabled the British to win the Battle of El Alamein. Selling a House or Land? It prospered from a railroad built in 1903 to hinterland mineral and timber resources. History. Embassy Locator | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | My Bookings. Sekondi is a mixture of old and new buildings on a hilly site, extending to the seashore. Both the Dutch and the British built forts at Sekondi in the 17th century that were destroyed by the Ahanta. The oil service facility was to support the country's offshore oil production. The project included the dredging of wharf and construction of container berths to increase the volume of cargo the harbour could handle. 5, No. For any other comments, please Contact Us. This story has been placed in the following categories. We were told that because of the conditions and tropical diseases our time there would count double for overseas service. NOW 50% OFF! We crept down the West African coast calling at Gambia and Freetown and, finally, were put ashore at Takoradi on the Gold Coast (now Ghana) and for centuries known as 'The White Man's Grave'. Watch Queue Queue. The site for the harbour was proposed at the Amanful village which sat in the bay of the harbour today. The views expressed are theirs and unless specifically stated are not No ships were available to take planes the long sea route via the Cape and Red Sea. The Takoradi harbour is 230 kilometres from Accra, the capital of Ghana. Takoradi is well-planned, with modern buildings and tree-shaded residential areas. Source: Rebecca Tetteh Addo / Peacefmonline.com, peacefmonline.com offers its reading audience with a comprehensive online source for up-to-the-minute news about politics, business, entertainment and other issues in Ghana, © 2020 Peacefmonline.com - An online portal owned and managed by Despite Media. [6], The harbour handles 37% Ghana's seabourn traffic and 62% of national exports. The port receives and exports high volumes of cargo. Our History The Takoradi Technical University was established in September, 2016, as a result of the government’s policy to convert Takoradi Polytechnic, among five other Polytechnics, to the status of Technical University. The strategic location of the Port makes it a very cost effective route to and from Europe, America and Asia. [2] [8], Coordinates: 04°54′00″N 01°44′00″W / 4.90000°N 1.73333°W / 4.90000; -1.73333, "Sir Gordon Guggisburg-Architect Of Development Of The Gold Coast", "Ghana to rehabilitate Takoradi Harbour at $700m for oil services", "Takoradi harbour extension works begin this month", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Takoradi_Harbour&oldid=968115953, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, construction of cocoa shed outside the harbour premises, construction of an oil berth of depth 650 metres, This page was last edited on 17 July 2020, at 09:49. Lagos, where British Imperial Airways transported them by the route you mention, to Khartoum. Vol. Captain: H. C. Woolrych, (retd), 21 September, 1943 - 1 July, 1945. Port of Takoradi, Ghana’s premiere Port was commissioned for business in 1928 to facilitate Ghana’s international trade. The Port is strategically located on latitude 4°532’north, 1°345’west and is 225km west of Accra, the capital city of Ghana. Spitfire fighter planes were shipped in crates from England to Takoradi where they were assembled then flown … This page has been archived and is no longer updated. Sekondi and Takoradi, a single municipality since 1946, became one city in 1963. I completed the tour but got bronchitis soon after my return to England and finished the war at the Central Photographic Interpretation Unit. Visitors welcome every day except Wednesday, a sacred day. A Medical Officer was called and he condemned the ship but we were told we must sail as no alternative was available. Tech. Updates? The harbour transits large volumes of cargo for these countries. The engineers proposed that the harbour when constructed could serve both as a terminal port for the Tarkwa railway project and a naval port to serve the British empire in war times. BBC History: WW2 People's War Homepage Archive List Timeline About This Site: Contact Us: Takoradi (Ghana): Memories of the RAF by gordonfoster. The Takoradi venture is as little known today as it was at the time but it is officially recorded at the War Office as the 'West African Reinforcement Route'. Here we were delayed because our onward vessel had been torpedoed but after a week a ship originally designed to transport cattle between Holyhead and Belfast turned up. We had no idea where we were going except that we had been given tropical kit. Although one of the first areas to welcome early European traders and so now distinguished by the large number of castles and forts, the region also boasts some of the oldest mines in the country and a modern harbour and commercial centre at Takoradi.