Africa Data Centres, a subsidiary of Cassava Technologies Group, a pan-African technology conglomerate, is constructing a 30MW data centre facility in Accra, Ghana.

The Accra facility’s 30MW capacity will be critical in leading the charge for hyper-scale customers to deploy digitisation solutions in West Africa.

According to Tesh Durvasula, Chief Executive Officer of Africa Data Centres, the Accra operation is a significant milestone for the company and highlights the massive growth opportunity the company sees for its business in the region and on the continent.

“We are witnessing an unprecedented demand for digital services, apps, broadband, cloud technologies, and more, all of which are seeing data demand soar to unimagined levels,” said Durvasula.

The facility will pave the way for the company’s hyper-scale partners to expand digital services and solutions to more West African countries, making Africa Data Centres the largest provider in the region, with facilities in Nigeria, Togo, and now Ghana.

“This new facility will be a giant leap forward in our ambitious long-term plans to close the digital divide in Africa by bringing digital services to more businesses and people.

“We chose Accra as our next location since there is an existing high demand from hyper-scalers, cloud operators and multi-national enterprises to digitally transform West Africa,” Durvasula stated.

In addition to bringing digital services, the data centre will create numerous job opportunities through the digitisation of the economy and hiring local contractors and workers for the builds, from entry to high-tech level.

Durvasula added; “Many exciting innovations have their home in Africa, and numerous startups are raising billions to debut disruptive models across a wide range of sectors.

“Moreover, with Ghana being the second-largest economy in West Africa, it also is an attractive investment destination for international tech giants that want to expand their footprint in the region.”

Continuous connectivity is critical to assisting Ghanaian businesses and citizens in reaping the benefits of West Africa’s digital disruptions. The lack of necessary infrastructure, on the other hand, has resulted in slower growth than the rest of the world.

Opening a data centre aligns with our expansion plans and is timely, as the Ghanaian government has introduced innovative and forward-thinking digital projects in recent years.

Despite significant growth in recent years, many Ghanaians continue to lack access to digital services.

As the continent’s largest network of interconnected, carrier- and cloud-neutral data centre facilities, we are constantly working to provide the infrastructure needed to bridge the digital divide.

As a Cassava Technologies business, we intend to play a significant role in bringing to Ghana the necessary digital and infrastructure services to support the country’s and the continent’s mass adoption of digital services.

“The Africa Data Centres team aims to build many interconnected, cloud- and carrier-neutral data centres across the length and breadth of the continent in an unrivalled US$500 million investment in Africa’s digital transformation,” Durvasula concluded.