Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection
Ministry of Roads and Highways

GOVERNMENT’S ROAD PROJECTS Government continues to vigorously prosecute its agenda on improving the road network in the country. Please find below a Regional breakdown of these major Roads.
GREATER ACCRA


1.KWAME NKRUMAH INTERCHANGE
2. AWOSHIE–POKUASE ROAD (project includes the construction of14 schools, a modern lorry park and a market at Anyaa) 3. GIFFARD ROAD to improve mobility between 37 Roundabout and the La Beach Road
4. BURMA CAMP ROAD PHASE 1 which will link the Giffard road to the Spintex Road around the Flower pot Junction.
5. BURMA CAMP ROAD PHASE 2 to link Burma camp and Teshie link around LEKMA Hospital
6. SPINTEX ROAD BYPASS to help ease congestion on the Spintex Road and Tetteh Quarshie Interchange.
7. BOUNDARY ROAD/GULF HOUSE LINK between America house Junction and Madina Social Welfare.
8 GANG OF FOUR ROADS-The NDC government has also moved to complete the gang of four roads which were started but had made little progress under the NPP due to lack of dedicated funds. About GHC 400 Million has been spent to complete these roads as captured in the table below (this excludes the Sofoline interchange in Kumasi)

ROAD

LENGTH

STATUS

ACHIMOTA-OFANKOR

5.7KM

99%

TETTEH QUARSHIE-MADINA

4.6KM

93%

MADINA-PANTANG

5.6KM

98%

N1

13.6KM

100%

 

9. OTHER ROAD PROJECTS IN GREATER ACCRA

The table below provides a status update on some other road projects being undertaken in the Greater Accra Region as of October 2013

ROAD

STATUS

Rehabilitation of Dome-Kitase Road

20% complete

Rehabilitation of Ashongman, Haatso and Agbogba Estate Roads

20% complete

Prampra-Anyanam

17% complete

Ashaiman- Oyibi

20% complete

 

10. Based on this solid performance and track record, government is finalizing plans to construct more Roads and interchanges within Accra and its outskirts beginning 2014. These include:
•         Accra-Tema Motorway rehabilitation and expansion project with a modern interchange at the Tema Round-about.
•         Construction of a flyover and vehicular interchange over Accra-Tema Motorway at Teshie Link
•         La Beach Road project(Accra-Tema)
•         A modern interchange at Kasoa to ease traffic


 
 EASTERN REGION
The table below provides a list of Road projects being undertaken in the Eastern Region as well as their status as of October 2013

ROAD

STATUS

REHABILITATION OF ANYINAM-KONONGO/ NKAWKAW BYPASS CARRIAGEWAY NO.1 (15.3KM)

COMPLETED

REHABILITATION OF ANYINAM-KONONGO ROAD, NKAWKAW BYPASS CARRIAGEWAY NO.2(15.3)

99%

NSAWAM-APEDWA ROAD(9.3)

98%

KOFORIDUA –BUNSO(22KM)

75%

SUHUM-ASAMANKESE(53.8KM)

40%

NSAWAM ABURI

13%

OTERKPOLU-ODUMASE

5%

CONSTRUCTION OF SEVEN BRIDGES (LOT1:ABOUBU,BIRIM,ASUBONI AND OCHI)

100%

 

Engineering studies on the Rehabilitation of the Adomi Bridge have been completed and a ferry to enable motorists use a diversion to be created through Senchi is currently under construction in the Netherlands. Work will soon start on the project as the contractor is currently mobilizing.
 
 
3. VOLTA REGION
1. EASTERN CORRIDOR ROAD
Work is progressing steadily on the Eastern Corridor Road. The project is divide into four parts as shown in the table below;

ROAD

PROGRESS

RECONSTRUCTION OF ASIKUMA JUNCTION-HOHOE ROAD(46KM)

4.4%

RECONSTRUCTION OF DODO PEPESU-NKWANTA(46KM)

22%

RECONSTRUCTION OF NKWANTA-OTI DAMANKO(58KM)

20%

OTI-DAMANKO-NAKPANDURI ROAD(209KM)

WORK TO START END OF DECEMBER,2013

 

2. OTHER ROAD PROJECTS IN THE VOLTA REGION
The table below shows other road projects and their status

ROAD

STATUS

HOHOE TOWN ROADS

100%

KETE KRACHI-BUYA PHASE 1 AND 2

100%

CONSTRUCTION OF HO-FUME ROAD PHASE 2(4OKM)

70%

CONSTRUCTION OF KPANDO-WORAWORA DAMBAI ROAD PASE 3(70KM)

82%

CONSTRUCTION OF BAME-DZOLOKPUITA-KPEDZE RAOD(16.5)

25%

UPGRADING OF HO-ADIDOME(65KM)

38%

REHABILITATION OF AKATSI-AFLAO RAOD LOT 2,AGBOZUME-AFLAO SECTION(19.8) AND AKATSI BYPASS(7.2)

84%

METRIKASA-HAVEDZI

13%

GOLOKWATI-WLI-HOHOE

90%

ASIKUMA JUNCTION-KPEVE

15%

 

CENTRAL REGION
The following project are ongoing in the Central Region.

ROAD

STATUS

TWIFO PRASO-DUNKWA ROAD (25KM)

3%

ASSIN FOSU-TWIFO PRASO ROAD

57%

RECONSTRUCTION OF ESSIAM TOWN ROADS

48%

MANKESIM-ABORA DUNKWA

30%

AMANFUL-NYAKROM-NKUM

4.0%

BREMAN ASIKUMA-AMANFOPONG

21%

 

WESTERN REGION
1. REHABILITATION OF THE AGONA JUNCTION-ELUBO ROAD (110KM)-commenced in January, 2013.Lot 1(30km) is 14.23% complete, Lot 2(50km) is 14.22% complete and Lot 3(30km) 7.7% complete.
2. OTHER ROADS
The table below shows other major road projects in the Western Region and their level of completion

ROAD

STATUS

RECONSTRUCTION OF TARKWA-BOGOSO-AYAMFURI (94.4KM)

92.60%

REHABILITATION OF AYAMFURI-ASAWINSO ROAD LOT 1 AND 2(52.2KM)

SITE CLEARING AND EARTH WORKS BEGAN IN MAY 2013

SEFWI WIAWSO-AKONTOMBRA(10KM)

61%

ELUBO TOWN ROADS

51%

BENCHEMA-OSEIKOJOKROM

25%

JUABOSO-BODI-AKONTOMBRA

20%

 

NORTHERN REGION   
The table below shows the status of road projects in the Northern Region under the NDC government.

ROAD

STATUS

BUIPE-TAMALE

75%

RECONSTRUCTION OF FUFULSO-SAWLA ROAD,FUFULSO-LABARANGA SECTION(80KM)

37%

RECONSTRUCTION OF FUFULSO-SAWLA ROAD,FUFULSO-LABARANGA SECTION(67)

43%

UPGRADING OF WALEWALE-GAMBAGA ROAD

25%

TAMALE-SALAGA

25%

TAMALE-KUMBUNGU

20%

DABOYA-MANKARIGU-WIASE

20%

NYANKPALA-TOLON

50%

 

UPPER EAST REGION

ROAD

STATUS

NAVRONGO-TUMU(25KM)

88%

BOLGA-BAWKU

10%

MISIGA-KULUNGUGU

10%

SANDEMA-WIESI

5%

REHABILITATION OF BOLGATANGA-BONGO,WINKONGO-TONGO&NAVRONGO-TONO ROADS

 

57%

CONSTRUCTION OF SEVEN BRIDGES(LOT 2:KALANGA,SISSILI AND NANPENI

100%

 

UPPER WEST

ROAD

STATUS

NADOWLI-LAWRA-HAMILE

55%

WA-BULENGA & WA-DORIWON

33%

CONSTRUCTION OF STEEL BRIDGES OVER RIVER KUDAGE ON SOMBISI-TANTALE(WA-WALEWALE ROAD)

30%

 

Ministry of Education

Basic Education

The Table below shows the growth in the number of schools at the basic level since 2008

LEVEL

2008/09 ACADEMIC YEAR

2012/13 ACADEMIC YEAR

DIFFERENCE

% CHANGE

KG

16,439

19,277

2,838

17.3

PRIMARY

17,881

19,854

1,973

11.0

JHS

10,213

12,436

2,223

21.8

 

The table below shows the Growth in enrolment at the Basic level

LEVEL

2008/9 ACADEMIC YEAR

2012/13 ACADEMIC YEAR

DIFFERENCE

%CHANGE

KG

1,338,454

1,604,505

266,051

19.9

PRIMARY

3,710,647

4,105,913

396,266

10.7

JHS

1,285,277

1.452,585

167,308

13.0

This means that at the Basic level alone enrolment has increased by 829,625.

The underlisted interventions have accounted for the significant growth in access since 2009,
 

1. A total of 2,064 Basic school projects have been under construction.432 of these were funded from regular Government of Ghana (GoG) funds and 1,632 funded from GETFUND. More than half of these projects have been completed and handed over to.


2. Over 100 million exercise books have been distributed since 2009.In 2013 alone, 32 million exercise books were distributed to 4,768,806 pupil across the country while 10 million exercise books will be distributed in 2014.


3. In 2013,170,221 pupils were supplied with free school uniforms. 10,000 uniforms will be distributed in 2014.
 

4. In 2013 alone 12.5 million English, Mathematics and Science Core Textbooks were distributed in Public Primary and JHS Schools which enabled Ghana to exceed the universal Textbook-Pupil ratio of three textbooks per pupil. Currently Ghana’s textbook-pupil ratio stands at four textbooks per pupil. Before this feat the ratio stood at 1 textbook for three pupils


5. An amount of GHC24, 472,840 was paid in capitation grant to cover 5, 741,198 representing 30% of pupils in Public Basic Schools for 2012/2013 academic year.


6. An amount of GHC 9,031,338.00 was used to subsidize the registration cost of 391,079 candidates for the Basic Education Certificate Examination. In 2014, 462,961 final year JHS students will be subsidized at a cost of GHC 14,803,635.00 representing 70% of the bill with parents paying GHC15 which is 30% of the examination fees. As part of efforts aimed at providing opportunities for BECE candidates who do not meet the criteria for selection into Senior High Schools, the Ministry of Education in collaboration with WAEC has reviewed the policy on BECE resit and introduced  a new system under which private candidates will now be permitted to resit beginning from February 2015.


7. As far as the School feeding program is concerned, the total coverage has increased from 441, 189 children to 1,739,357 children. It is also now fully funded by the government of Ghana after the Dutch government withdrew their finding because of the corruption in the program under the NPP


8. To improve ICT education, 60,000 laptops were distributed to Basic Scholl pupils in all ten Regions of Ghana under the Basic School Computerization Program. 50,000 Basic School teachers across the country also benefited from ICT training.

 
9. Under the Complementary Basic Education for Out-of-school Children, 25,000 out-of-school children were enrolled in 2013 and are currently been taught under the management of nine (9) implementing partners including school for life. The objective is to mainstream them into the formal school system upon graduation.  Teaching and learning materials have been procured and distributed to the Implementing Partners and learning centers. The Programme was launched by the Hon Minister in Sunyani. The programme is currently being piloted in the three Northern Regions and the Brong Ahafo Region.


10. The Ghana Library Authority procured 72,410 copies of books of various titles including 65 sets of encyclopedia to stock the ten Regional Libraries and 50 District Libraries.


11.Significant numbers of Untrained Teachers exist across the Country,(51.6% trained teachers at the KG level,69.4% trained teachers at the Primary and 83.7% trained teachers at the JHS level).To address the shortfall, the Untrained Teachers in Diploma in Basic Education(UTDBE).with over 12,000 untrained teachers enrolled is currently on going. Other measures include the National In-Service Training (INSET) to enhance skills of teachers in various specialties. These training Programs have 3,086 KG teachers, 13,264 Primary School teachers and 6,543 JHS teachers in professional development programs.

 

Ministry of Water Resources, Works and Housing

Government remains committed to pumping significant investment into the country’s utility companies to ensure the delivery of quality and reliable service. A lot has been said about the investments in the energy sector by way of expanding Generation capacity to 5000MW by 2016. Considerable amount of work is also ongoing in transmission and distribution.

While a lot of attention has been focused on issues surrounding electricity supply, massive progress has been made and continues to be made in the provision of potable water for our people. Since 2009, major interventions and substantial investment have been made in the water sector. The table below compares Rural and urban water coverage between 2001 and 2008 as well as 2008 and 2012.

YEAR

2001

2008

2012

DIFFERENCE(2001-2008)

DIFFERNCE(2008-2012)

URBAN WATER COVERAGE

56%

58.5%

63%

2.5%

4.5%

RURAL WATER COVERAGE

41%

56.5%

64%

15.5%

7.5%

 

Government’s target is to reach 85% urban coverage and 76% rural coverage by 2015.
In order to achieve these targets, the following projects are underway:
 
1. KPONG WATER SUPPLY EXPANSION PROJECT (US$273 Million)
The Kpong Water Supply Expansion Project is being carried out with funding from Government of Ghana and China Exim Bank. The project when completed will supply 40 Million gallons per day of water to areas including Adenta, Madina, Kwabenya, Ashongman, North, East and West Legon, Ashaley Botwe, Haatso, Boi, Asofaa, Dome and many others. The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2014 ahead of the scheduled 2015 completion date. It is currently 73% complete.


2. KPONG INTAKE REHABILITATION PROJECT (Euros 16.5 million)
The Kpong intake expansion project is being carried out to improve efficiency by replacing all existing pumps. As part of the project, 3.3 million gallons per day treatment Plant is being built to increase supply to Accra-Tema Metropolitan Area (ATMA). Communities to benefit from the project include Dodowa, Ningo, Prampram and Akuapem Ridge. The project is 61% complete and is expected to be fully completed in June 2014.

3. ACCRA-TEMA METROPOLITAN AREAR WATER SUPPLY PROJECT (Euros 56.5 Million)
The project involves installation of equipment for the production of 9 million gallons per day, the construction of four reservoirs at Adukrom, Dodowa, Atimpoku and Akorley as well as 92km transmission pipelines. When completed the project will improve water supply to almost 70 communities in both the Greater Accra Region and the Eastern Region. These include: Michel Camp, Afienya, Kpone, Prampram, Old Ningo, New Ningo, and Ayitepa, Kponguna, Omankope, Kodiabe, Doyumu, Agomeda, Adumanya, Menyum, Dodowa, Odese (All in the Greater Accra Region).

Other area include Akorley, Abonse, Aperede, Adukrom, Awukugua, Dawu, Abiriw, Akropong, Mamfe, Amankrom, Tutu, Obosomase, Ahwerase, Aburi, Gyankrom, Peduase, Kitase, Berekuso, Frankadua, Apegusu, Mangoasi, Atimpoku, New Senchi, Akrade, Domeabra, Lolonyo, Agomanya (All in the Eastern Region)

About 250,000 inhabitants in these communities are expected to benefit.

4. TESHIE-NUNGUA DESALINATION WATER PROJECT
The Teshie-Nungua Desalination Water Project is a 13million gallons per day treatment plant to serve 500,000 people in the project area. It is being implemented through a Build, Operate, Own and Transfer (BOOT) mechanism. The project involves the desalination of sea water and aims at improving water delivery to the following areas; Teshie, Nungua, the Teshie Military barracks, Batsoona, Sakumono and parts of La-Dadekotopon. The project is 25% complete.


5. NSAWAM WATER SUPPLY PROJECT
The project involves the construction of a new treatment plant with a capacity of 1.7 million gallons per day and is expected to be completed in 2014.When completed it will serve such towns as Medie, Ntoaso No.1, Ntoaso No. 2, Owuraku, Hebron and Adoagyiri. Communities along the Accra-Nsawam Road will also benefit from the project.


6. KWAHU RIDGE WATER SUPPLY PROJECT
Work has begun on this project to rehabilitate the existing facility and expand the capacity of the water supply system from 1 million gallons per day to 3.5 million gallons per day to serve an estimated population of 330,000. The beneficiary communities include; Abene, Abetifi, Asakraka, Aduamoa, Bepong, Bokuruwa, Tafo, Mpraeso, Nkwatia, Nteso, Obo, Obomeng, Pepease, Twenedase, Kotoso, Asempaneye, Nkawkaw, Hweehwee, Akwasiho, Afi and Suminakese.


7. KUMASI WATER SUPPLY PROJECT-ADDITIONAL WORKS (24 Million Euros)
This project involved the expansion of the Barekese Dam from producing 24 million gallons per day of water to 30 million gallons per day and has improved water supply to KNUST, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Yaa Asantewaa Girls Senior High School, Prempeh College, Kumasi Campus of University of Education, Tanoso, Asuoyeboa, Kwadaso and Abuakwa.

8. ASANTE MAMPONG WATER SUPPLY PROJECT (US$22 million)
The project involves the rehabilitation and expansion of the existing system to meet the increased demand for water supply in Mampong and its environs. It will increase water supply by 1.6million gallons per day and extend the distribution network by 42 kilometers. The project which is 97% complete is expected to be handed over by December 2013. This will serve the following communities: Darmang, Daaho, Basafor, Besease, Kyeremfaso, Krobo, Mpenya, Dadease, Bonkron, Nsuta and Beposo.


 9. ESSAKYIR WATER SUPPLY PROJECT (20 million Euros)
This project seeks to improve the water supply situation at Essakyir and its environs. The project is designed to serve a population of approximately 163,000.It will produce 3.2 million gallons of water per day. The project is currently 98% complete and being test run with a view to handing it over. It will serve communities like Ekumfi Otuam, Mumford, Dago, Mbroboto, Ekumpoano, Muna, Aboano, Sefera, Esuahyia, Akra, Assafa, Etwaa, Nakwa, Asokwa, Abeka and Ekumfi Swedru.


10. AKIM ODA-AKWATIA-WINNEBA WATER SUPPLY PROJECT (USD$ 165 million)
The project involves the rehabilitation and expansion of water supply systems serving these three towns and their surrounding communities. New water treatment plants will be constructed for Akim Oda and Akwatia to produce 2.2 million and 2 million gallons of water a day respectively. The existing Winneba water treatment plant will also be rehabilitated to restore it to its original capacity of 3 million gallons a day. When completed it will serve 360,000 people in over 30 towns and communities including, Akim Oda, Akim Manso, Attiankama Nkwanta, Aboabo, Batabi, Akwatia, Bawdua, Topreman, Bamenase, GCD Camp, and Asubone Camp. The project is expected to be completed in June 2016.


11. FIVE TOWNS WATER SUPPLY PROJECT (ANYINAM, KIBI, OSENASE, APEDWA AND KWABENG)-8 million Euros
This project funded by the government of Ghana and Unicredit Bank of Austria is to rehabilitate and expand the water supply systems serving the above towns and surrounding communities. The project which is 95% complete will have a total capacity of 1.5 million gallons of water per day. It should be completed this year.

Achievements In The Housing Sector

Available data puts the housing deficit in Ghana at a staggering 1.7million housing units. There are a number of interventions ongoing to help reduce the deficit. Work has commenced on a 5,000 units project at Ningo in the Greater Accra Region. This is part of what is billed to be a 9,120 unit affordable housing complex.

The quest to tackle the housing deficit is being handled not as a100% government financed project but through various forms of private sector participation. Another set of 15,000 affordable units will be constructed over the next five years in Nsakina, Odumase, Kpone and Borteyman.

Following discussions with some members of the Ghana Real Estate Developers Association (GREDA), the President has directed the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, and his colleague at the Water Resources, Works and Housing to discuss with the association a proposal for their contribution and involvement in the construction of affordable houses.
    
Various state agencies have been tasked to finance and complete the projects abandoned by the Kufuor administration. The Tema Development Corporation (TDC) is working on buildings at the Kpone site while the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) has taken over the construction of the units at Boteyman, Asokore-Mampong in Kumasi, Koforidua, Tamale and Wa.

 

Ministry of the Interior

Government over the last few years has intensified its efforts at positioning the country’s security agencies to adequately respond to the contemporary security challenges. Government has done this through the biggest retooling of the security agencies in recent Ghanaian history.
Below are highlights of some of the interventions government has made to equip the police and some of the successes chalked since 2009.

POLICE

1. VEHICLES
A total of 1,424 vehicles have been procured for the Ghana Police Service by the NDC government since 2009. Out of this number 1,089 high performance vehicles were procured for them between 2012 to date significantly contributing to the effective policing of the 2012 elections which is by far the most peaceful election organized under the Fourth Republic. This is against 547 that were bought for them between 2001 and 2008.Also 14 maverick vehicles have been brought to enhance their work.

2. IMPROVEMENT IN POLICE–POPULATION RATION (PPR)
Currently the numerical strength of the Police Service has moved from 23,204 in 2012 to 30,635 in 2013 resulting in a current Police-Population Ratio of 1:784 as against 1:1,100 in 2010.This has as brought us closer to the United Nations’  benchmark of 1:500 (PPR)
It has also led to an increase in Police visibility and accessibility which is key in crime detection, prevention and control. As a consequence, major crimes reduced from 234,242 in 2010 to 228,653 in 2012.This downward trend is expected to continue in 2013.

3. MARINE POLICE
For the first time in Ghana’s history a Marine Police Unit has been set up to police the country’s territorial waters. They have been equipped with six modern speed boats for this purpose.

4. POLICE HOSPITAL
Construction has resumed on the Police Hospital Expansion project by the International Hospital Group (IHG)

5. OTHER LOGISTICS
Apart from the above, logistics such as bullet proof vests, riot control gear and two modern mobile clinic vans have been procured for the police. The Police Service also now boasts of an ultra-modern forensic laboratory equipped with the appropriate facilities and vehicles for crime scene investigations among others.


FIRE SERVICE
The Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) has taken delivery of 152 new firefighting vehicles in 2012 being the first part a total consignment of 227 new firefighting vehicles and equipment procured by government. This represents a vast improvement over the 95 firefighting vehicles that were procured for them between 2001 and 2008, a situation that adversely affected their ability to effectively respond to fire outbreaks in the country.
The GNFS will soon take delivery of another 85 Firefighting vehicles to augment their fleet following the completion of all negotiations and financial arrangements.

GHANA ARMED FORCES
The Army, Airforce and Navy have all benefitted from a comprehensive retooling program. The Airforce has taken delivery of a fleet of modern aircraft enabling them to better perform their function of protecting the country’s airspace.
The Army has also received more equipment to enhance their operations. The Navy has also taken delivery of modern Ships and vessels which has boosted their capacity to defend the country by sea.

GHANA IMMIGRATION SERVICE (GIS)
The operations of the Border Patrol Unit (BPU) of GIS have been enhanced by the installation of border Surveillance Systems (CCTV and WIFI Systems) at 15 out of 17 strategically selected Border Control Points throughout the country.