UK Government to fund major developmental projects in Ghana

UK Government to fund major developmental projects in Ghana

The Government of the United Kingdom has pledged funds to undertake three major infrastructural projects in Ghana this year, 2019 .

The funds would go into the expansion, construction or facilitate the installation of essential equipment of the Tamale Airport, the Bekwai Hospital project and the Kumasi Central Market.

The UK’s Minister for Africa, Harriet Baldwin, announced the funding support on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at the end of the second UK-Ghana Business Council (UKGBC) meetings held in London, UK.

UK Government to fund major developmental projects
UK’s Minister for Africa, Harriet Baldwin with Vice-President Dr Mahamadu Bawumia Source: UGC
Source: UGC

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This forms part of the UK government’s partnership agreements with the Government of Ghana.

Mrs Baldwin said the UK government would be backing the modernization of Kumasi Central Market with a total of 80 million Euros.

She added that the UK government would be backing the expansion of Tamale Airport which will include the construction of a modern, new international terminal building, while the third project would be completing the Bekwai Hospital.

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The announcements, Mrs Baldwin said, was just a flavour of some of the amazing announcements that have come through as a result of this UK-Ghana Business Council meeting.

She added that is something the UK government was committed to doing with a 6-month frequency in terms of taking this agenda forward.

The overarching goal of the UKGBC is to match as closely as possible, Ghana’s needs with UK expertise, financing and private sector support.

The London meetings explored new strategies and opportunities to enhance trade and investment between the two countries.

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