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Old June 3rd, 2018, 06:40 AM   #81
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there is no guarantee that businesses will leave the new de facto CBD that is Airport City.

Thats a lot of traffic to wade through from the wealthy North to get to the coast.

This project should not be in isolation. It should be part of a plan that involves a reform in land tenure laws, Korle Lagoon, and an integrated public transport.

There should be an official policy of returning business back to downtown.
Sure there is-- simply rezone the Airport City area to inhibit new commercial office development. Designate it for hotel, retail, and air services exclusively. If the authorities genuinely want to concentrate office development in the CBD, they have the regulatory tools to do so.
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Old June 3rd, 2018, 09:07 AM   #82
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Airport City does not have enough land to become a huge development. There are too many restrictions especially eith the Police takijg up huge chunks of land around the development. What is going to happen is that in the next 5-7 years, with a consistent 8% year on year GDP growth, the Airport City will choke up with no new land to develop. Real Estate companies will be compelled to move back to Accra Central or Ridge ior even move to Dzorwulu which is becoming a hot cake. Only problem with Dzorwulu is that the roads are not built to soak up a huge commercial zone. There will be unbearable traffic. So i pit my money on people moving back to the center for redevelopment. I don’t see aby other enclave forming now
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Old June 15th, 2018, 04:47 PM   #83
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Guys the Ghana page is becoming boring..whats wrong??
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Old June 15th, 2018, 06:02 PM   #84
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MARINE DRIVE TOURISM PROJECT

Background

Although Ghana possesses diverse natural, historical and cultural and man-made resources/ attractions for tourism development, these resources are largely undeveloped to make Ghana competitive effectively in the global tourism landscape. Consequently, the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, in collaboration with relevant sector Ministries, submitted a Joint-Memorandum to Cabinet for consideration and approval to develop the Marine Drive Enclave. The collaborating ministries are the Ministry of Works Housing and Water Resources, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, and Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology.

Project concept

The Marine Drive Tourism Project is the single largest tourism investment project to be initiated by the Government of Ghana since Independence. The 241 acre prime beachfront tourism enclave project is envisaged to position Ghana as the most sought after tourist destination and the destination of choice within the West African sub-region as well as provide job opportunities for many young people in Ghana within the hospitality industry. The project is basically:

Plan and develop the entire parcel of land, stretching from the Osu Klottey Lagoon (behind the Christianborg Castle) to the Accra Community Centre, covering an area of 241 acres and
Re-zone stretch of land into a Tourism Enclave.
The enclave will focus on 4 key categories of tourism in the broad locations (as indicated below):

Business Tourism – Along the Accra High Street.

Leisure Tourism – Along the sea front.

Cultural Tourism – Existing Osu Castle, Black Star Square, Asomdwe Park, Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum, Arts Centre and new performing arts facilities.

Eco Tourism – Traditional Fishing and related economic activities,including cottage industries and small scale sub-urban

The expected beachfront development will include:

Christianborg Castle Museum
Casino with corporate facilities
7 hotels (average 400 keys, each)
6 Restaurants/Nightclubs/Casinos
Health Clinic
Food Court
3 Sports Clubs
Amusement Park
Spa/Beauty Clinic & Massage Parlour
Shopping Mall
Jetty / Water Sports
Cultural Village
Memorial Park
5 Corporate offices/Banking Offices
Conference Centre
Amphitheatre/ Music Studio/
Police post and security facilities
Management and maintenance facilities
Transport management facilities

Objectives of the project

The core development objectives of the project are to:

Decongest the city centre of non-conforming uses and re-instate a new land use structure befitting the capital city.
Intensify the use of land to be consistent with the high values of land and also counteract the apparent scarcity of land in Accra.
Create an environment to attract high levels of tourism-related investment in the city centre.
Promote investment in tourism and tourism-related facilities.
Create jobs and income opportunities, particularly in the local communities.
Create revenue streams for Chiefs and People of Osu and Ga Traditional Councils.
Tackle waste and sewerage challenges along the coast.






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Old June 16th, 2018, 11:04 AM   #85
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wow, this looks sweet....i really hope they pull this off. This project should not become a political tussle, we need to all throw our weights behind it regardless of our political differences, a change of government must not affect this project. I personally feel hope city died on the bed of petty politics. May God himself save and shield this project so the coastline of Accra can get some much needed face-lift.
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Old June 16th, 2018, 10:11 PM   #86
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To continue the metaphor, Hope City was conceived and aborted on the bed of the NDC administration. However, from my understanding it had nothing to do with the government but rather was just too ambitious a scale for a company like rlg. A $10 billion cost in the private sector for a country with a <$50 billion gdp was just not realistic and still isnt. At least this project is long term and will probably involve multiple developers, an Airport City 2.0 hopefully. Lets Hope this project actually happens.
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Old June 18th, 2018, 02:01 AM   #87
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Wow this is a nice development. Hope it gets built.
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Old June 19th, 2018, 08:33 PM   #88
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To continue the metaphor, Hope City was conceived and aborted on the bed of the NDC administration. However, from my understanding it had nothing to do with the government but rather was just too ambitious a scale for a company like rlg. A $10 billion cost in the private sector for a country with a <$50 billion gdp was just not realistic and still isnt. At least this project is long term and will probably involve multiple developers, an Airport City 2.0 hopefully. Lets Hope this project actually happens.
i knew from the onset that Ghana is not just ready for a project like Hope city, ICT penetration in the country is still in its early stages with a lot of impediments.. i believe the rlg used it as a means to project their company.. sad their campaign went down with all the politics. but not asking for much.. what happened to the tema ict park..? it has been under construction like forever e en when investors pumped money into the project.. if we cant have accountability in this early stages then forget about the big ones.
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This sounds like an attempt to get a new Central Business District around Independence Square; That, I think, is a more appropriate area for a CBD for Accra than Kotoka Airport, because no city wants to have its main CBD really close to an airport.

"Marine Drive Tourism Investment Project"? This is an indication that this CBD will have more hotels than office buildings. I have often made ramblings about major chain hotels in Sub-Saharan Africa being undersized, even the hotels that are being built right now. Also, there is the potential for larger office buildings near Independence Square than those at the Airport City.

By the look of these renders, I'm anticipating at least 20 highrise buildings. Plus, I think there's every chance that this CBD may spill into the Ministries area.
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Old January 20th, 2019, 04:18 PM   #91
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This sounds like an attempt to get a new Central Business District around Independence Square.
I would characterize it as an extension of what I reckon is the the current CBD that includes the Ridge enclaves and parts of Osu rather than an attempt to get a new CBD.
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Old February 18th, 2019, 08:48 PM   #92
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Any updates?
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Old February 21st, 2019, 10:18 AM   #93
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Surprised no one has posted this project on here..Ghana International Mall https://youtu.be/caT4nNmU0JA
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Old February 22nd, 2019, 01:29 AM   #94
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Surprised no one has posted this project on here..Ghana International Mall https://youtu.be/caT4nNmU0JA
not convinced.

Ghana cant support such a large project unless maybe they get Nigerian tourists which is a possibility.
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Old February 22nd, 2019, 12:28 PM   #95
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This project is already under construction. The mall which part of the phase 1 is 60% completed
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Old February 22nd, 2019, 08:28 PM   #96
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This project is already under construction. The mall which part of the phase 1 is 60% completed
Are you talking about ghana international mall or the marine drive project?
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Old February 22nd, 2019, 08:31 PM   #97
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Are you talking about ghana international mall or the marine drive project?
I mean Ghana international mall.
For the Marine Drive project there's no activity on the ground .
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Old February 22nd, 2019, 09:53 PM   #98
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I hope Industries and public infrastructures will develop at a faster rate than shopping malls or Africa is economically doomed for the century...

I mean look at African American neighborhoods in the US... At a larger scale...
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Old February 25th, 2019, 02:04 AM   #99
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I hope Industries and public infrastructures will develop at a faster rate than shopping malls or Africa is economically doomed for the century...

I mean look at African American neighborhoods in the US... At a larger scale...
Exactly

This is NOT development

Sad to hear no progress in Marine project also
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Old February 25th, 2019, 06:14 PM   #100
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Now i don't know whether the government is not ready to release lands for investors or maybe no investor is interested in the project. Mean while we have multi millionaires and even billionaires in this country.
Eco tourism alone can't increase the number of tourists in Ghana. We need to develop our beach fronts to boost tourism like Miami,Durban,Gold Coast City (Australia)etc
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