This chapter includes the following articles.
Ghana’s pursuit of middle-income status, bolstered by developments in the oil and gas sector, has put a corresponding strain on its transport networks, particularly at ports and airports. The government has committed to expanding facilities at airports to better meet the demands of a rising number of flights and an increasing amount of passengers. The first step of the proposed improvement works at Tema and Takoradi ports will be a dredging operation increasing draught to 16 metres at each facility. Major road upgrades include the Eastern Corridor Roads Project, which commenced in 2012 and will rehabilitate 800 km of road between Tema and Kulungugu. The government is seeking to improve these facilities through public-private partnerships. Although the largest projects will take some time in coming to fruition, the government has shown strong commitment to bolstering economic growth through infrastructure enhancement. This chapter contains interviews with Nils Smedegaard Andersen, Group CEO, A.P. Moller-Maersk Group; and Doreen Owusu-Fianko, Managing Director, Ghana Airports Company.