After a second successful presidential bid in December 2020, Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo is hoping to leave behind a positive legacy with ... the help of a strong network of appointees and relations, most of whom have been given specific tasks to complete before he exits office in January 2025.
The minister went on to explain that in order to win a federal government building contract, a company must be able to demonstrate five years of experience in the relevant field, an obstacle that most Nigerian construction firms have struggled to overcome.
Nigerian construction companies are by no means alone in complaining about the advantages that are afforded to Chinese competitors. Politicians and local contractors in Namibia have expressed similar frustrations about the insurance and experience requirements that prevent local firms from bidding on projects.
Other China-Africa infrastructure headlines
- Zambia: Chinese contractors have completed 90% of the work on the new Kenneth Kaunda International Airport in the Zambian capital Lusaka.
- Kenya: Work by the China Road and Bridge Corporation on the new 27km Nairobi Expressway is now 60% complete and scheduled to be finished next February, six months ahead of schedule, according to Transport and Infrastructure Cabinet Secretary James Macharia.
- Egypyt: The Chinese-built trains that will be used as part of a new 90km light rail network that will connect to the new capital outside of Cairo are scheduled to arrive early next month.
This article was first published in The China Africa Project.
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