World Bank grants $150m for road infrastructure development in Ghana

WCN Editorial Team 12 Jun 2017 AFRICA TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

The World Bank has granted a $150m loan for Transport Sector Improvement Project (TSIP) in Northern Ghana.

The International Development Association credit form World Bank will facilitate rehabilitation of road links from Tamale to Yendi and Tatale on the Eastern border with Togo, as well as nearly 200km of feeder roads to connect agricultural value chains.

The northern part of Ghana emerged as being consistently poorer compared to the country’s other parts, following a 2014 Household Survey. World Bank said that the region’s road infrastructure was a major factor in this rating.

World Bank further said that the scheme will lower journey times on the region’s classified road network, and will utilise the Performance Based Contracting Methodology to improve transport sector’s institutional management.

World Bank country director for Ghana Henry Kerali said: “Our support to Ghana under the TSIP seeks to respond to Government’s priorities of inclusive economic growth, job creation, increased efficiency in delivering public services, and better accountability to citizens.”

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