The project is estimated to cost around US$50 million and is expected to be completed by April 2014.
The cable will pass through 28 local authorities from Ho to Bawku, reported the Ghana News Agency.
Speaking at the sod cutting ceremony, Edward Omane Boamah, minister of communications, said: “With the new technologies, new business models, and increased affordability, we are certain to make a fast transition towards a fully-connected information-rich and knowledge-based society in Ghana.”
Boamah also appealed to the public in areas where the cable will be laid to take care of it and help prevent people from vandalising the infrastructure.
The government has also been receiving support from the Danish International Development Agency.