The government of Ghana has secured a $92 million loan to fund the expansion of the 166-kilometer Tema-Aflao road. This road connects Ghana to Togo, Benin and Nigeria through Aflao border.
The loan was provided by the UK Export Finance (UKEF) which is the operating name of the Export Credits Guarantee Department, the United Kingdom’s export credit agency, and a ministerial department of the UK government.
The project will be carried out by BHM Construction International, a British company in the business of construction, improvement, and maintenance works for airports, roads, marine, and mining facilities
The Tema-Aflao road project entails the construction of a dual carriageway with three lanes each on both sides. The width of the road would be 100 meters with 50 meters on each side. The Lower Volta Bridge at Sogakorpe in the Volta Region would also be expanded.
This road forms a part of the Abidjan Lagos corridor and when completed would promote the free movement ECOWAS agenda and cross-border trade.