Achimota Transport Terminal

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Achimota Transport Terminal was inaugurated in December, 2009, with the aim of reducing congestion on the Accra-Nsawam road.[1] The terminal can accommodate 800 vehicles and includes other facilities such as a police station and a clinic. It was started by President Kufour but was inaugurated by the Mills administration.[1]

History[edit]

The construction of the terminal was started in 2004, by President Kufour of the New Patriotic Party. The aim was to reduce congestion on the Accra-Nsawam road, which was particularly heavy between the Apenkwa Interchange and Achimota. The road is used as a major route connecting Accra to other Ghanaian cities such as Kumasi and Tamale, as well as carrying traffic to Burkina Faso and Mali.[2]

The project took around five years to finish and cost GH¢1.2 million.[2] The terminal was officially opened on 17 December 2009.[2]

Facilities[edit]

The terminal has 800 vehicle parking spaces, 80 toilets, 10 canteen rooms, a clinic and a police station.[2] There is also a separate area for charcoal trucks.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Achimota Terminal Comes Into Operation". modernghana.com. Retrieved 19 August 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Danso, Stella (18 December 2009). "Achimota Transport Terminal Opened". Daily Guide.