Build-Operate-Transfer as a Means of Developing Revenue Based Projects in the Cape Coast Metropolis, Ghana

Mensah D., Jackson N.E.


The Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) approach is an option for governments to outsource public projects to the private sector. The private sector designs, finances, constructs and operates the facility and eventually, after a specified concession period, the ownership is transferred to the government. The study aimed at assessing the possibilities of the use of the Build-Operate-Transfer type of contract as a means of developing revenue based projects within the Cape Coast Metropolis. The study used data from both primary and secondary sources as the basis for the research. Descriptive survey and case study approaches were adopted for the study. The population for the study was One Hundred and twenty four (124). This included 74 staff and members of the Metropolitan Assembly, 28 Heads of Departments, 1 Metropolitan Chief Executive, 2 Members of Parliament, 19 representatives of Chiefs and Queen Mothers. A sample size of One Hundred (100) was decided on for the study based on purposive sampling. The study unearthed that the BOT type of contract can help develop potential tourist sites in the Metropolis and that the BOT can be an innovative approach to public infrastructure delivery. The study concluded and confirmed that the BOT type of contract is a strategy that can aid in developing revenue based projects in the Metropolis since the government alone cannot bear all the cost of providing infrastructure as a result of other developmental needs in the Metropolis. The study recommended that other District, Municipals and Metropolitans with unexploited revenue based projects can use the system of BOT to develop these projects. It also recommended that further research within and abroad could reveal more prospective information on the existing mechanisms of BOT projects and the means for improving the implementation and success for the benefits of stakeholders and general public


Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT), infrastructure, revenue, projects, public-private partnership

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