Infrastructure remains a key development priority to sustain Ghana’s rapid urbanization and industrial growth as well as attainment of the post 2015 development agenda and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The national development framework therefore seeks to expand existing social and economic production infrastructure to ensure that services provided are reliable, affordable and efficient.
As a lower middle income country pursuing an accelerated development of economic and social infrastructure, Ghana recognizes the indispensable role of private sector investment and Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) in addressing the financing gap and improving the quality of infrastructure services. Private sector participation in financing, managing and operating Ghana’s infrastructure assets, has been identified as key to helping the country achieve its infrastructure goals.
Ghana’s location in the West African sub-region provides a unique advantage for the development of the country’s infrastructure as a hub for regional and international trade and commerce. In the specific context of improving the level of infrastructure in the country, the goal is to facilitate both intra-regional trade and to open up rural areas for investment, productivity enhancement and job creation, introduce/deepen competition and create an enabling environment for the private sector to spearhead the country’s development in the following areas:
- Information and communication technology
- Heavy industry
- Social Housing
Source: GIPC Ghana