Ghana launches IT hub project

  • Ghana's President John Mahama launched a project on Monday to construct a $10 billion IT hub near the capital, Accra.

    Dubbed Hope City, it will boast Africa's tallest building, at a height of 885 feet.

    The city will be built on empty land and employ about 50,000 people and house 25,000 people. Construction is expected to be completed within three years.

    Mahama said the private sector would be at the forefront in bringing together Hope City.

    "Government has led growth since independence with all the major investments... The time has come for the private sector to take over," he said.

    Hope City will also include an IT university, a residential area, a hospital, as well as social and sporting facilities.

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