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Northern Ghana Roads Project

Northern Ghana Roads Project

Client
Ministry of Roads and Highways, Government of Ghana

Location
Brong-Ahafo, Northern, and Upper East, Ghana

Highlights
  • Environmental and social impact assessment
  • Environmental and social management plan
  • Resettlement action plan and property valuation
  • Gender and poverty assessment
  • Citizen engagement assessment
  • Geotechnical investigation
Project Overview

The Government of Ghana, through the Ministry of Roads and Highways (MRH) and Ghana Highways Authority (GHA), seeks to combine the well-known, traditional method of road construction and rehabilitation with the new concept of output and performance-based road contracting (OPRC) for the management and maintenance of selected highways and feeder roads in the country’s Brong-Ahafo, Northern, and Upper East regions.

The OPRC concept is based on the design-build-operate-maintain-transfer contracting principle and includes the initial rehabilitation works and maintenance services in lump sum contracts, where payments are based on achieving performance targets. The OPRC project is being implemented under the Transport Sector Improvement Project, which is a group of projects for which the Government of Ghana obtained funding from the International Development Association of the World Bank.

Project Role

Knight Piésold, in association with the lead consultant, UWP Consulting (Pty) Ltd., provided consultancy services for the assessment study to implement OPRC.

Knight Piésold provided the following services:

  • Geotechnical investigation and reporting
  • Specialist baseline studies
  • Review and quality control of specialist reports
  • Environmental and social impact assessment
  • Environmental and social management plan
  • Gender and poverty assessment
  • Citizen engagement assessment
  • Resettlement action plan and property valuation