Ghana - Fufulso-Sawla Road Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 24 Nov 2010
Signature Date 02 Dec 2010
Planned Completion Date 01 May 2018
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Apr 2018
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21023
Environmental Category 1
Commitment U.A 109,720,000
Status Completion

Project General Description

The proposed project seeks to address development constraints caused by poor road infrastructure in the Northern Region of Ghana, which is the one of the most impoverished and isolated Regions of the country. It aims at constructing the 147.5 km of road between Fufulso and Sawla as well as key socio-economic infrastructure. The upgrading of the road will specifically enhance regional integration and cooperation between Ghana and its Northern neighbours by facilitating cross border international traffic, especially towards Cote d?Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger. This is harnessed by the fact that it will link the Tema-Ouagadougou-Bamako corridor (UEMOA/Ghana Road Program I financed by the Bank) with Ghana?s Western Corridor (Elubo – Wa - Hamile road) which goes towards Bobo Dioulasso in Burkina Faso. The estimated project cost, exclusive of taxes and duties, is UA 110.58 million.

Project Objectives

The transport sector goal is to provide an integrated, viable and sustainable transport infrastructure to meet the goals of ECOWAS regional integration. The objective of the Project is to enhance accessibility along the Fufulso-Sawla road and improve the livelihoods in the project area of influence.


The road corridor?s immediate vicinity is inhabited by an estimated population of 30,000; of whom 50.8% are women. These will constitute among others, the direct beneficiaries of the project. Other beneficiaries are people from other parts of the Northern Region, traders and road transport operators and travelers from the Upper East and West Regions as well as Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Ghana Highway Authority


IATI identifier 46002-P-GH-DB0-016
Last Update 24 Mar 2023


Contact Details

Name Sheila Enyonam AKYEA

Geographic Location

Country Ghana
Coordinates Location Name
8.9242 -1.32349 Central Gonja
9.27324 -2.41346 Sawla-Tuna-Kalba
9.08333 -1.81667 West Gonja
9.15 -1.5 Busunu
9.08333 -1.81667 Damongo
9.12362 -1.27201 Fufulso
9.21667 -1.85 Larabanga
9.28333 -2.41667 Sawla