The GARID Project landscape
The Government of Ghana (GoG), through the Ministry of Works and Housing, has requested IBRD/IDA credit facility from the World Bank for investment in both structural works and nonstructural services towards improving flood and solid waste management in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area. The works and services will be delivered through a proposed project– The Greater Accra Urban Resilience and Integrated Development (GARID) Project. The interventions are based on a number of completed and ongoing studies, primarily Ghana Urbanization Review, Metropolitan Planning Technical Assistance, City Strength Diagnostics, Integrated Urban Environmental Sanitation Strategy and Master Plan and Accra Climate Strategy. The GARID project is intended to take an area- based approach, focusing on the Odaw river basin. The Odaw River and its tributaries Nima, Onyasia, Dakobi and Ado drain the major urbanized areas of Accra, including Accra Metropolitan Assembly, Ga East, Ga West and Adentan Municipal Assemblies further upstream.