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Elections 2024: Mahama to Launch 20-Year Plan for New Administrative City

John Mahama has hinted on developing a new city to cater for administrative undertakings when he wins power in the next general elections.

The flag bearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, has announced his plans to create a new administrative city outside Accra to decongest Greater Accra.

John Mahama made this statement in a meeting with the European Union (EU) Ambassador and the EU Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, May 28, 2024.

Mahama explained that his government would start the plan, design, and feasibility. He added that the new city will host various ministries, departments, and agencies to help organize Accra better.

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“We will start a feasibility study and a plan to build a new city. Accra is getting grid-locked. The time has come for us to move some parts of the government’s services out of Accra. Accra will continue to be the capital, but we’ll move part of it outside. There is land on the Accra plains. There is land on the other bank of the Volta Lake and all that,” he said.

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The NDC flagbearer noted that the plan, which will take about 20 years to complete, must begin soon so that future governments can continue the project.

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“We will start the plan and the design and the feasibility. I believe that this would be a project that would take maybe 20 years to fulfil, but we need to start somewhere so others would come and continue from where we leave off,” Mahama added.

The former president noted that there is vast land at Mpakadan, where a port terminal will be established to move cargo to the northern part of the country. He also suggested that Mpakadan could host other government agencies and ministries to help decongest Accra.

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