HomeNewsGhana commissions the US $84 m Pokuase Interchange project

Ghana commissions the US $84 m Pokuase Interchange project

Ghana has performed a groundbreaking ceremony to kick start the construction of the Pokuase Interchange at the ACP Junction, Ga West Municipality in the Greater Accra Region.

The US $84 m project is jointly funded by the African Development Bank and the Government of Ghana. The project upon completion in two years, will ease traffic congestion and improve urban mobility along the Nsawam-Accra road.

Search for construction leads
  • Region/Country

  • Sector

The Pokuase Interchange project consists of the construction of a 5km road from Awoshie to Pokuase, 2km road to link the Accra-Nsawam Highway, another 2km road to Kwabenya and the construction of 10km of local roads.

Contract award

The construction contract has been awarded to Messrs China Zhongmei Eng. Company Limited. The project forms part of the Accra Urban Transport project aimed at promoting sustainable economic growth for the people in the area.

The Senior Minister, Mr Osafo Maafo, on behalf of the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, charged the Ministry of Roads and Highways to ensure that the contract is executed to specification and delivered on time.

“I task you to ensure that the road is done according to the specification, skill and on time, the government would not accept anything short of that,” he added.

According to Mr. Maafo, regular users of that road know the frustrations and negative effects of congestion they go through. Hence, the need to attach all seriousness to give the people value for money.

“The government is determined to fulfill its promises and the prospects of these roads when completed will change the face of the area,” he said.

Also read: Ghana inaugurates the Kogina-Akoti road


Mr Maafo charged the contractor and the consultant to ensure that the compensations are promptly paid to people whose properties are affected by the project. He commended the previous government for signing the project in 2016 and assured that it would be perfectly executed as a mark of good governance.

The Country Manager of the African Development Bank, Dr Yero Baldeh said the project will provide a critical missing link at the Pokuase intersection. Dr Baldeh urged the government to explore new sources of funding including Public Private Partnerships (PPP) and also ensure that new tolling policies are implemented.

The Minister of Roads, Mr Kwasi Amoako-Atta, stated that traffic congestion in the Greater Accra Region has been a concern for the Ministry and assured that the project when completed will enhance connectivity between parts of the country.

He also expressed governments resolve to address all roads infrastructure challenges and assure that the Ministry and the Technical brains in charge of the project will ensure that the project is done to specification.

Must Read

Neom smart city project timeline

The planned smart city in Tabuk Province, NEOM through Oxagon, announced that the Port Of NEOM is now open for business. Formerly known as Duba...

Lagos Rail Mass Transit Project in Nigeria

Lagos State Government is set to build an 18MW power plant for Blue Line rail in Lagos. The power plant, which is being built...

Deal signed for Green Energy Interconnector (Gregy) Project

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed for the development of the Green Energy Interconnector (Gregy) project. The Agreement was signed by Infinity Power...

Nuneham Viaduct Rail Bridge in Oxfordshire Set to Reopen by Jun 10 2023

In an update provided during a meeting on the troubled Nuneham Viaduct rail bridge in Oxfordshire, Network Rail's capital delivery director, Stuart Calvert, announced...
Dorcas Kang'ereha
Dorcas Kang'ereha
Editor/ Business Developer at Group Africa Publishing Ltd


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest News