Wa Industrial Park is proposed in anticipation of the economic growth in the North-West the province is driven by the agriculture and mining sectors. The growth in agriculture and mining sectors will need supporting industries, such as services industries as well as agro-processing industries.

The setting up of the industrial park is to ensure environmental control for the industries and to forge synergies among the industries. The land area for the industrial park is estimated to be around 100-150 ha


Development of 150 ha Industrial Park with the following components:

  • Agro-processing industrial cluster
  • Services industrial cluster
  • Warehousing facilities
  • Supporting facilities and infrastructure.


Considering its strategic role in the development of NSEZ, it is proposed to set up a Special Authority to develop and manage the industrial park in Wa. The authority is responsible to strategize, planning/designing, market, develop and manage the complex including the infrastructure development within the site.

Although there are some commercial components (and revenue) in this project, it is still largely a government project to attract investment in manufacturing & logistics to boost the economic development of the NSEZ.


  • 2017/2018: Planning and land Consolidation.
  • 2017/2018: Feasibility Study & Project Phasing
  • 2018: Setting up of the Authority for the development.
  • 2019: Infrastructure Engineering design and building

design for the start-up phase.

  • 2019: Marketing.
  • 2020: Expected construction of the start-up phase


1. Identify and secure land for the industries, which is assessable from the main road. 2. Build infrastructure for the industrial park be around 100-150 ha


The construction cost for the infrastructure should be kept to a minimum, estimated at 40 USD/m2. For 150 ha, the infrastructure cost is estimated at 60 million USD. A start-up phase of 30 ha at 12 million USD is recommended.


SADA signed two MoUs with (1) the China National Textiles and Apparel Council (CNTAC), (2) CAMC Engineering and Elmwood Finance Ltd to produce  Cotton and
Textiles in the Northern Savannah Ecological Zone (NSEZ). The MOU with CNTAC was witnessed by the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MOTI).

The purpose is to produce cotton in commercial quantities directly by CAMC and throughout-grower arrangements with local farmers; process the cotton across the entire value chain and establish a Textiles Training Institute. This project will revitalize the cotton industry in Ghana, put the idle cotton ginneries to work, and inject a cash crop into northern Ghana which desperately needs a sustained source of income.

The proposed Ghana Cotton and Textile Project will bring high-tech equipment, high manufacturing standards, expertise, and training required for the local workforce in order to transform Ghana into a global textile hub in the sub-region. The project proposes an initial fund of $1bn dollars. An initial amount of $300 million has been pledged in the MOU by CNTAC.

The benefits are immense: export revenues from the cotton value chain could exceed $600mn in 4 yrs; 50,000 ha of cotton under cultivation rising to 500,000 in 8-10 years; a Training Institute to develop skills across the value chain; incomes for thousands of small farmers and their families; over 30,000 jobs for young people (both manual and professional) within 5 years; reduction of distressed migration of labor to the South in such for work, among others.


The NSEZ is the most suitable location for cotton cultivation. Land suitability studies conducted by SADA suggest that over 4 million ha are suitable for cotton cultivation in the area, most of it is unutilized. In the not-too-distant past, the cultivation of cotton was a major source of livelihood for thousands of small farmers across northern Ghana.

The relative success led to significant public investments in the construction ofginneries. Unfortunately, the cotton sector collapsed in the 80s, and efforts to revive it have so far been unsuccessful. Although the ginneries have been privatized, they are mostly idle. The collapse of the cotton sector may also have affected raw material supplies to the textile sector in the South. To revive the sector, a Cotton Development Authority (CDA) has been established but is poorly resourced and with limited powers. Support for the cotton research sector is also poor.

The CDA is currently dependent on SADA’s support for its operations.
The proposed Cotton and Textiles Project (CTP) would provide a major injection for the revival of the cotton and textiles sector in Ghana. The proposition is different from past efforts in that it involves the entire value chain: an anchor farmer investing directly to produce a certain minimum quantity to feed ginneries and factories, whilst supporting small farmers to grow cotton. By not depending on the exports of raw cotton, prices to farmers, and demand for the crop would be more stable. The focus on the entire value chain also enhances opportunities for backward and forward linkages in the economy and therefore potential to stimulate businesses more widely


  • Create 30,000 jobs in cotton production and processing by 2019;
  • To develop the cotton value chain in the NSEZ with the setting up of a Cotton and

Textiles Training Institute;

  • Increase Ghana’s export value of cotton products to over $150million/year from 2019


To create employment in Ghana and facilitate knowledge and technology transfer to Ghanaians in the textiles value chain. Huge investment in the Country’s textile and related industries, creation of value addition, the attraction of FDI, and reduction of dependency on traditional export commodities.


$1billion; with $300million already committed by CNTAC


As per the agreement, SADA (government of Ghana) obligation is: to lease 50,000 ha of land for cotton farming and additional land for the siting of the factories and training institute; Finance and facilitate the feasibility Studies and contribute to the establishment of a Ghana Cotton and Textiles Fund jointly with the Chinese partners to finance the project.


As a result of the low production of fresh pineapples, existing juice companies import pineapple juice concentrate for further processing for the local market and the West
African sub-region.

Investment opportunities, therefore, exist for the processing of fresh pineapples into juice concentrate for export and local markets.

Establishment of processing facilities within 50,000 hectares of available lands in the Bui area has also been identified and confirmed to be very viable. Pineapple juice processing plants can also be sited in the Accra Plains, Aburi-Nsawam axis and the Awutu areas where there are existing commercial pineapple farms.

Additionally, the pineapple bran obtained from processing can be used for the feeding of livestock.


Setting up new processing factories or upgrading operations of existing small-scale factories to process the fresh pineapples into juice concentrates. The fresh pineapple export sub-sector is the most developed of all the nontraditional horticultural export crops in Ghana. It accounts for 20% of revenues from this sub-sector.

The smooth cayenne is the main export variety but there is the gradual introduction of MD2. The sugar loaf pineapple does not feature much in export due to poor post-harvest outcomes on quality. Ghana is among the countries that exported the highest dollar value worth of pineapples during 2019 worth $31.6 million.


The capital outlay required is US$ 1 -5 million


The pineapple juice processing facilities can be sited in the Accra Plains, AburiNsawam axis, Awutu areas and on the 50,000 hectares of available lands in the Bui

Agriculture Opportunities Intro

The vision for Ghana’s agriculture sector is modernized agriculture culminating in a structurally transformed economy and evident in food security, employment opportunities and reduced poverty.

Ghana’s potential with respect to commercial agriculture and agro-processing are largely untapped. The Government of Ghana is, therefore, willing to partner with investors who are willing and ready to transform the agriculture sector, to yield significant returns on any investment spent on developing, in the medium to long

Housing Opportunities Intro

The Ghanaian coastal stretch experiences extensive beach erosion, mainly due to the impact of wave action. Currently, the Mensah Guinea, Ningo-Prampram, Cape Coast, Shama, Dixcove and Anomabu coastal stretches are experiencing extensive beach erosion posing major threats to life and livelihood; as well as buildings, salt pans, fish landing sites and other infrastructure sited in these areas. Governments over the years have been making investments in coastal protection in order to manage shoreline recession. Projects have been implemented at Keta, Ada, Atorkor-Dzita, Sakumono, Dansoman, Elmina, Takoradi, Axim, Dixcove, Adjoa and Aboadze to manage shoreline.

The proposed, Mensah Guinea, Apam, Kokrobite, Bortianor, Maritime University, Nungua, Takoradi, Anyanui, Essipong, Ningo-Prampram and Anomabu Coastal Protection Projects are interventions meant to mitigate coastline recession and consequent losses.

Each of the projects is estimated to cost about US$150 million. The successful implementation of these projects will serve to manage shoreline protection for the protection of lives, existing and future physical and social infrastructural development; reclamation of land; development of fish landing sites and
beaches; promotion of tourism; and enhancement of sanitary conditions. Also, investors will be encouraged to invest in infrastructure as a result of the reclamation of land.




Pineapple as a crop thrives in almost all the agroecological zones of Ghana with the major commercial production areas located in the Southern sectors of the country where closeness to the ports enhances export trade. In the coastal areas, commercial production of pineapple is concentrated in the Accra Plains, Aburi-Nsawam axis, and Awutu areas.

The most common varieties are the Smooth Cayenne, the Sugar Loaf, Queen and MD2. The MD2 variety which is a recent introduction has gained popularity and is becoming widely cultivated due to its high demand in the EU market. However, the production of pineapple is still very minimal in these production areas. Investment opportunities, therefore, exist for the large-scale cultivation of fresh pineapples for domestic and international markets.


Strategic options include the commercial-scale production of fresh pineapples for export and domestic markets.


The capital outlay required is US$ 0.5 -2 million


New pineapple farms can be established on the 50,000 hectares of land earmarked by the Bui Power Authority for agriculture and in the Accra Plains, Aburi-Nsawam axis and Awutu areas.