Ghana Transport

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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.

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


For some years, the development of Ghana’s airport infrastructure lagged behind economic growth. Accra’s airport, the gateway to the country, came under pressure from rising passenger numbers, while major regional centres lacked the connectivity that could have helped them better tap into the country’s growth. Now the government, backed by...


Tema, around 20 km to the east of Accra, is Ghana’s largest port, handling around 70% of its international maritime trade, and most of its imports. It is also an important maritime gateway for the landlocked countries to Ghana’s north, though it faces rising competition from other coastal neighbours. The port is home to one of the country’s...


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