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Vol 4 (AAC) No 10

Published 1st August 2011


Highway to development

Accra plans to use Chinese loans to integrate the Northern Region into the booming southern economy

More than halfway through President John Atta Mills’s ‘Action Year’ and almost a year since the government first announced that Ghana’s Eastern Corridor was to be rehabilitated, a late July pledge from the China State Construction Engineering Corporation suggests that the development is closer to kick-off. Chinese-backed rail (AAC Vol 4 No 9) and road projects are slowly transforming Ghana’s transport infrastructure and will provide its northern neighbours with easier access to the seaboard.

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