Ghana - Accra Urban Transport Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 28 Sep 2016
Signature Date 16 Nov 2016
Planned Completion Date 29 Jun 2022
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21023
Environmental Category 1
Commitment U.A 60,000,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Accra Urban Transport Project (AUTP), is located in an industrial zone in the north-eastern part of Accra and seeks to contribute towards integrated transport and urban development solutions in Accra. It is sequel to the Awoshie – Pokuase Road and Community Development Project financed by the Bank. The Project provides: i) a modern 3- tier grade-separated interchange at Pokuase (the intersection point of the current Bank financed Awoshie-Pokuase Road with other adjoining roads) - a node which is currently a critical missing link; ii) a long term urban development strategic plan in partnership with Cities Alliance and the local municipalities to provide a common platform to develop integrated and collaborative decision making tools for city planning and management in support of the SDGs; and iii) capacity building initiatives targeting the Executing Agency, schools and the localcommunity, geared towards improving effectiveness in project and business development using Information Technology. The total Project cost net of taxes and duties, is estimated at UA68.024 million. The overall implementation period is three and half years (2017 – 2020) including 2 years construction period and 1 year maintenance period.

Project Objectives

The Development goal of the Accra Urban Development Project (AUTP) is to promote sustainable economic growth, enhanced inclusive urban development and reduced poverty whilst promoting trade and regional integration. The specific objective of the AUTP is to promote efficient movement of goods and people to and from the city through Pokuase, boost trade along the connecting routes, provide income generation opportunities, promote affordable transport services and generally improve the livelihoods of the people in the project area.


Direct Project Beneficiaries include: i) the factories and Agro industries within the project zone; ii) commuters and the populations of the project corridor; iii) the transporters and travellers on the Accra-Kumasi road corridor, which is the main transit route for food produced from the Brong Ahafo region (the bread basket of the country) to Accra, and forms part of the Ghana – Burkina Faso road corridor.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Ghana
Department of Urban Roads
Ministry of Roads and Highways


IATI identifier 46002-P-GH-DB0-017
Last Update 04 Dec 2021


Contact Details

Name AKYEA Sheila Enyonam

Geographic Location

Country Ghana