The Ghana Highway Authority is committed to providing better road infrastructure

As the Ghana Highway Authority (GHA) announces the celebration of its Golden Jubilee, it has pledged to adopt best practices that will deliver quality trunk road infrastructure and management systems.

These include the expansion of the national road network, the integration of smart technologies to improve traffic management and the adoption of green construction methods to minimize environmental impact.

This was announced in a press release signed by Collins B. Donkor, the agency’s executive director.

The theme of the celebration, which will be launched on Monday, July 8, is “Ghana Highway Authority at 50: Development and Maintenance of Quality Highways: Retrospect and Prospects”.

The 50th anniversary celebration will include a series of events designed to honor the past, celebrate the present and inspire the future. and the public to reflect on the agency’s journey and discuss future funding opportunities.

The statement said the anniversary marked five decades of developing and maintaining Ghana’s road infrastructure, an affirmation of the agency’s enduring commitment to national progress.

“Since its inception in November 1974, the Ghana Highway Authority has been at the forefront of transforming Ghana’s transport landscape with responsibility for the administration, control, development and maintenance of all trunk roads and related facilities in Ghana.”

“Over the past 50 years, the Authority has developed a robust road network that has contributed significantly to the socio-economic growth of Ghana, facilitating trade, improving connectivity, promoting social cohesion and improving the quality of life for all Ghanaians.” said the statement.

The statement hailed some of the agency’s achievements, that the trunk road network had expanded significantly over the years, growing from a modest 3,147 kilometers (km) in 1937 to 10,000 km in 1990, with only 750.4 km, equivalent to 23 percent paved.

It explained: “The paved section was mainly used for the movement of raw materials to the Port of Takoradi as well as executive travel.

“Today, the network covers an impressive 15,360 km with 8,772.3 km of paved section, representing 62 percent.”

The authority pledged that it would remain steadfast in its mission to provide a safe, efficient and reliable trunk road network.

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