Road project begins work in Ghana
30 March 2011
Work has begun on the Awoshie-Pokuase road and community development project in Accra, Ghana.
The cost of the development is $132 million (£82 million), with $83.6 million of the money coming from the African Development Fund.
Some 15km of road will be constructed, while drainage and water supplies will also have to be improved.
The scheme is designed to provide solutions to the problem of urban development, Ghana's president John Atta-Mills observed.
He added this is one of the main challenges facing the country and he hopes the programme will help to improve water, health, education and sanitation by providing better transport access.
African Development Bank (AfDB) resident representative in Ghana Marie-Laure Akin-Olugbade added it is one of the most urbanised countries in the continent.
She stated the traffic congestion will be eased in the Greater Accra Region by the completion of the project.
The AfDB also recently released an infrastructure road map for Zimbabwe.