Ghana Transport

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Rising traffic and efforts to increase trans-shipment trade are driving the expansion of Ghana’s two main ports, offering opportunities to maritime and terrestrial logistics service providers.

A new terminal set to open at Accra’s Kotoka International Airport (KIA) aims to ease congestion and is expected to help facilitate tourism growth in Ghana.

 

With the government’s stated ambition to build an airport in each of the country’s 10 regions and a renewed commitment to re-establish a national airline, Ghana is positioning itself to become a regional and global air traffic hub. In September 2015 the African Development Bank (AfDB) issued a $120m corporate loan to the Ghana Airports Company...

 

Many factors are increasing pressure on transport infrastructure in Ghana. The urbanisation rate is steadily increasing and is expected to reach 72% by 2035, according to the African Development Fund. The Ministry of Transport (MoT) also reports that the vehicle-to-population ratio grew from 50 vehicles per 1000 people in 2010 to 70 in 2015....

 

As Greater Accra expands, merging with the industrial port town of Tema, Ghana’s growing urban populations are increasingly experiencing the frustrations of mega-city traffic congestion. For example, the Motor Transport and Traffic Department recorded 2890 road accidents in the first quarter of 2017, compared to 2830 the same period of 2016. A...

 

How can Ghana maintain its competitiveness as a trans-shipment and transit destination?

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