Mamdev Ghana Limited, a construction company together with its foreign partners, has embarked on a project to transform Cape Coast into a $10billion green, smart and sustainable model city.
The project will transform Cape Coast, the first capital of Ghana, into a centre-piece of African history and in future present a model lifestyle and community development platform for Africa.
The project is officially dubbed the ‘Cape Coast Green City’ because Cape Coast is the nexus between tourism and educational development.
The initiative was birthed by Mamdev Ghana Limited, the lead consultant, in conjunction with Steady X and Haitech Technologies, an Information Technology firm, together with the chiefs and people of Cape Coast and championed by the Government of Ghana and persons in the diaspora.
At the launch of the project in Cape Coast last Saturday, the Chief Executive Officer of Mamdev, Mr Kojo Mamphey, said Mamdev Ghana Limited had secured agreements and Memorandum of Understanding with several stakeholders and partner companies with regard to the project and was in the process to further secure investment and partner involvement with the focus on delivery, adding that the project would begin after all paper work had been concluded.
Mr Mamphey said the project would be an anchor platform to enable partners and investors to fuse their capacities for a sustainable, diverse, integrated and strong development for the region
The city is to be powered by green technology with smart system grids to build material types ranging from local raw materials such as bamboo, timber and masonry stones.
The project, he said, would also include the re-construction and upgrading of major road networks to concrete, connecting to other cities and a well as laid-out internal network reducing vehicular usage
It will also include the development of current hospitals into specialist centres; the improvement of the educational cradle of Ghana into an extensive and modern research, educational and technological development centre; the development of green energy, water systems and waste management models into integrated systems; the development and upgrading of housing, hospitality centres; the improvement of tourism centres, and most importantly establish a welcoming community for all Africans.
One student, one laptop
He said as part of the project all senior high school students in the metropolis would receive a total of 40,000 laptops to enhance learning in school .
He explained that there was the need to build societies and people through projects that would impact generations.
The Omanhen of the Oguaa Traditional Area, Osabarimba Kwesi Atta II, commended Mamdev for the initiative and expressed the optimism that the project would be successful.