Ghana - Eastern corridor road development programme - phase 1


Project Summary

Approval Date 26 Jun 2019
Signature Date 29 Jan 2020
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2024
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2024
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21023
Commitment U.A 58,300,000
Status Approved

Project General Description

The Transport Sector in Ghana has been providing efficient transportation services that serve as a catalyst for economic growthanchoring on itsvision to provide “an integrated, efficient, cost-effective and sustainable transportation system responsive tothe needs of society, supporting growth and poverty reduction and capable of establishing and maintaining Ghana as a transportation hub of West Africa”.The Eastern Corridor along which this project is located is defined as National Road -N2 -approximately 695kmand one of three north-south corridors (Eastern, Central and Western corridors) in the country,linking the southern coastal seaports to the hinterland and landlocked neighbours in the north. Itis a strategic alternative route to the main Central Corridor, shorterrouteby almost 200km and does not have as many bottle-necks such as major urbanised towns. This proposed project is expected to be financed by the Bank, OFID and GoG and parallel financed with JICA.

Project Objectives

The primary objective of the Eastern Corridor Development Programme (Phase 1)is to contributetowards an efficient transportation system that promotes Ghana’s ports and corridors to enhance inclusiveness, stimulate socio-economic development and facilitate domestic and regional trade and integration.The specific objective of the project isto: i)enhanced travelalong the Eastern Corridor;ii) reduce road accidents; iii) improve basic social service delivery; iv)increasein value added agricultural products and exports; v) improved transit trade.

Beneficiaries

The direct beneficiaries of this road project includes transporters along the road and community dwellers mostly engaged in farming, agro-processing, trading, social services and tourism. The target population of over 5.4 million are to benefit from the project. The beneficiaries aremainly the most vulnerable segments of the population including youth, women and children with emphasis on rural poor in the beneficiary districts-Shai-Osudoku, North Tongu, and Ho-West.

Participating Organization

Funding
African Development Fund
Implementing
GHANA HIGHWAY AUTHORITY

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-GH-DB0-018
Last Update 26 May 2020

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Contact Details

Name AKYEA Sheila Enyonam
Email s.akyea@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Ghana