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Mahama eyes new city to deal with Accra’s congestion

Plans to create a new administrative metropolis outside of the Greater Accra Region have been revealed by John Dramani Mahama, the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer for 2024.

This program attempts to alleviate the extreme traffic in the capital and expedite government services.

Despite the nation’s efforts to decentralize, the traffic has impeded the expansion of businesses and interfered with the efficient provision of government services.

On May 28, 2024, during a meeting with the EU Chamber of Commerce and the EU Ambassador, Mr. Mahama emphasized the importance of this project.

Mahama made the point that Accra’s congestion has grown to be a serious barrier to both effective government and economic growth. The new city is intended to provide a permanent response to these urgent problems.

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Mr Mahama stated that his next administration would prioritise the planning, design, and feasibility studies required for this ambitious project.

The undertaking is expected to span 20 years, reflecting the comprehensive and forward-thinking approach needed to ensure its success.

“We will commence a feasibility study with a plan to construct a new city. Accra is grid- locked, and the time has arrived for us to relocate certain parts of the government services from Accra.”

“Accra will remain the capital, but we will transfer a portion of it elsewhere. There is already available land on the Accra Plains and opposite the bank of the Volta Lake.”

“Moreover, we are establishing a port terminal in Mpakadan to transport cargo to the northern part of the country.”

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