Ghana infrastructure project 'will facilitate regional integration'
16 October 2009
Regional integration is one of the main areas expected to improve with the construction of a road between Awosie and Pokuase.
A loan for $85 million (£52 million) has been approved by the African Development Bank (AfDB) and will be co-financed by the African Development Fund and l'Agence Française de Development.
Due to be finished in 2014, its completion is expected to help what the bank has said is one of Ghana's most pressing problems - Accra's urban development.
AfDB stated that in addition to this road, secondary routes and "important socio-economic infrastructures" are also to be included in the construction.
"Due to its location, the road will contribute particularly to promoting regional integration and cooperation between Ghana and its neighbours by facilitating cross-border international traffic," the bank said in a statement.
It will do this by joining the Accra-Tema highway with the Tema-Ouagadougou-Bamako corridor.
The AfDB was recently awarded the Prix d'Excellence Afrique Expansion 2009 for its participation in private sector development in African countries.