Ghana Transport Articles & Analysis

Chapter | Transport from The Report: Ghana 2017

Economic development continues to drive Ghana’s need for expansion and renovation of transport infrastructure. With ongoing offshore activities and an increasing number of construction projects across the country, the government recognises the need for reliable transport services. As the country works to situate itself as a key gateway to West Africa and with an economy set to grow more...

The Ghanaian economy is well positioned to accelerate growth, with several key factors likely to encourage expansion in the coming years.

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How will the expansion plan elevate Tema Port to become a West African maritime hub?

 

Increasing efficiency at its ports is key for Ghana’s objective of becoming a regional trade hub. The country currently ranks 154th on the World Bank’s 2017 Doing Business index in the trading across borders category, compared to neighbouring Côte d’ Ivoire at 150th and Togo at 117th. It is estimated that the import clearance process in Ghana...

 

Economic development continues to drive Ghana’s need for expansion and renovation of transport infrastructure. While forecasts for economic growth have been reduced, the IMF still expected its economy to grow at a rate of 4.5% in 2016, compared to 3.9% in 2015. With ongoing offshore activities and an increasing number of construction projects...

 

Private investment has been key to transportation infrastructure in Ghana for over a decade, but implementation of public-private partnerships (PPPs) and related legislation has been slow to materialise. In 2011 the World Bank reported Ghana faced an infrastructure deficit that required $1.5bn in investment per year over the next decade. Aware...

The Ghanaian economy is well positioned to accelerate growth, with several key factors likely to encourage expansion in the coming years.

Moves by Ghana to expand port capacity are helping to reduce processing times and costs, although congested intermodal connections still limit throughput.