Ghana - The Awoshie-Pokuase Road and Community Development Project


Project Summary

Approval Date 14 Oct 2009
Signature Date 01 Apr 2010
Planned Completion Date 30 Apr 2018
Last Disbursement Planned Date 01 May 2018
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21023
Environmental Category 1
Commitment U.A 52,119,665.89
Status Completion

Project General Description

With more than 40 percent of its population living in urban areas, Ghana is one of the most urbanized countries in Africa. While complementing the AFD financing, the Bank’s operation will enable GOG toachieve its objective of enhancing urban mobility and improving livelihoods in the projectarea of influence. Furthermore, the Awoshie-Pokuase road links two international roads, the Tema-Ouagadougou-Bamako corridor (UEMOA/Ghana Road Program I financed by the Bank) and the Trans-West African Coastal Highway.

Project Objectives

The proposed project seeks to provide integrated solutions to urban development, one of the main challenges for Ghana. It aims at constructing the 15 km long Awoshie-Pokuase Road, secondary roads, and key socioeconomic infrastructure, such as drainage, markets, water supply, schools, health centers and lorry parks. The Awoshie-Pokuase Road is urgently required to improve the mobility and accessibility to the rapidly developing northwestern corridor of Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA). The road has a strategic importance as a potential main artery linking western Accra to northern parts of the city. As such, this road is included in GOG’s Arterial Road Development Programme (ARDP) to improve access to and from the capital city and to enhance productivity, hence contributing to poverty reduction and sustainable economic growth.

Beneficiaries

The direct project beneficiaries include residents, commuters, traders, vendors, business owners, and communities situated along the 15 km stretch of the Awoshie-Pokuase Road. The total population of the area is estimated at 230,000 inhabitants with a density varying from 24 to 61 inhabitants/ha.

Participating Organization

Funding
African Development Fund
Extending
Government Of Ghana
Implementing
Ministry of Roads and Transport

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-GH-DB0-012
Last Update 09 Dec 2022

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Contact Details

Name WADDA Mam Tut
Email m.wadda@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Ghana
Coordinates Location Name
5.65587 -0.38971 Ga West
5.75 0 Greater Accra Region
5.61667 -0.01667 Tema
5.56667 -0.33333 Weija
5.63333 -0.1 Ablekuma
5.55602 -0.1969 Accra
5.66667 -0.3 Amamoli
5.8 -1.03333 Ayinaso
5.68333 -0.283333 Pokuase