Background of TDC
History and Mandate:
The Tema Development Corporation (TDC) was set up in 1952 by an Act of Parliament with the sole responsibility to plan and develop about 63 square miles of public land for various land cases and also manage the township that had been created to provide accommodation to those that would be engaged in these economic operations.
TDC was given a 125 year lease term to manage this land area known as the Tema Acquisition Area.
The Corporation since its birth has gone through many experiences involving structural and legislative changes that have cumulatively given it a new lease of life.
Currently, the Corporations functions under LI 1468 of 1989 and its main functions are:
- To Plan, Layout and Develop the Tema Acquisition Area.
Without prejudice to the general effect of 'a' above the Corporation may for the purposes of the attainment of the object and with the prior approval of the Tema Municipal Assembly:
- Construct roads and public buildings
- Prepare and execute housing schemes
- Develop industrial and commercial sites
- Provide public utilities such as sewage and street lights
- Carry on such activities as are incidental or conductive to the attainment of the objects
The Corporation's major activities until 1991 had been the construction of houses under the House Ownership Scheme and the management of rental units. Currently the Corporation is engaged in Site and Service Scheme under which lands are improved with utility services for residential, commercial, industrial and other complimentary uses.
The Corporation therefore provides opportunity to investors, individuals and companies to have easy access to serviced land with secured tenure in furtherance of the Ghana Government's Gateway Programme.
Site and Services Scheme:
In promoting itself as a facilitator of development, TDC continues to focus on its site and services schemes for various land uses. Under this programme the Corporation adds value to the land to enable private individuals, companies and institutions acquire ready-made land for their respective activities. This mode allows hustle-free access to land for development.
Community 24, which is our current project site is the seventh (7th) of such schemes.