Ghana’s roads are to undergo a major reconstruction with modern all-season road network linkages to spur economic and social development through easier access to and from rural areas to the main population
It is also to identify and establish lists of roads in different sectoral categories which are trunk roads, feeder roads and urban road networks to be earmarked as
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the project was signed in Oman between the
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“The story of Africa’s development is changing; so too is Ghana’s. Recent economic indicators persistently point to the fact that six African countries are among the fastest growing economies in the world. Yet, some of these same countries, such as Ghana, face such road infrastructural constraints that could undermine and even negate those advances if nothing is done and done fast,” the CEO stated.
It is estimated that road transport accounts for 96
Aside from that, statistics from the Ministry of Roads and Highways indicate that Ghana’s total road transport infrastructure of 63,122km as of 2006 linking the entire country had made some improvement by 2011 but remains in dire need for further improvement to facilitate its transition from a rural economy to a middle-income country.
He explained that the
Some of the expected benefits of the project,
He further added better access to health facilities to reduce maternal mortality rates and generally strengthen the productivity of the workforce, bringing different ethnic communities closer for better understanding that could consolidate peace and foster economic and social development.
The CEO added that it was imperative to link the important areas of Takoradi with Accra via proper road networks to take advantage of the numerous opportunities that would open up with the expansion of the road.
He mentioned the road expansion linking Accra with its business district with Takoradi as important for ease of doing business, adding that the road was already part of the regional highway that connected Ghana to Togo in the east and Cote d’Ivoire.
“These projects are just a few of the private-public partnership infrastructure projects being considered by the Government of Ghana. Investigroup LLC will be at the forefront to assist in accomplishing this goal,” he added.