Plans are being put in place for the construction of a new data centre in Ghana. The facility will be built by the Africa Data Centers on a portion of the site of the former Trade Fair showgrounds in Accra, Ghana.
The data centre will have a starting capacity of 10MW and be able to increase to 30MW depending on demand. However, the first phase is expected to be completed in 12 months. When finished, there will be six data centers in Accra.
The most notable recent addition includes the 104-rack MainOne (MDX-I) data centre facility located in Apollonia City, Ghana completed in March 2021 and built in conformity with TIA 942 and Uptime Tier III.
There is a lot of enthusiasm about the development of this facility, which will be among the largest in Africa. As it is a crucial component of digital advancement for governments to support economic growth.
Remarks on the proposed data centre in Ghana
Nana Akufo-Addo, President of Ghana expressed his delight in a statement, saying, “The establishment of Africa Data Centre’s new 10MW data centre, in the heart of Accra, is a major step toward closing the infrastructural gap and advancing the development of our digital economy.
This investment and the Government’s drive at digitizing all sectors of the economy will enable us to increase our capacity. To enable us access digital services, and help even more to attract foreign direct investment into our economy.”
According to data that Estate Intel tracks, Africa Data Centers, which is a member of the Cassava Technologies group of businesses, is jointly responsible for 16.67% of the total stock of data centres in Lagos with Acronis. Additionally, they are also the largest network of interconnected, carrier- and cloud-neutral data centre facilities in Africa.
Furthermore, they have made great headway in establishing their pattern throughout Africa in the last year. By announcing development plans in Kigali, Rwanda, and breaking ground for a new facility in South Africa.