Transport is crucial for economic growth and trade, both of which are highly dependent on the conveyance of people and goods. Virtually no production can take place unless inputs such as raw materials, labor, and fuel can be moved from different locations; neither can manufactured products be delivered to consumers, nor services carried out.


    The combined effects of population growth, urbanization, and motorization are compromising the efficiency and livability of cities. Records available on urban transport indicate that private cars and taxis take up 70 percent of the road space and convey only 25 percent of commuters


    The Railways sector is in a most deplorable situation and key sections of the network are inoperable. Since the 1960’s, Ghana’s railways have experienced reduced market share for passenger and freight traffic. Many reforms have been undertaken in the sector since the 1970s, but none achieved the desired impact of ensuring an efficient and sustainable system.


    IAccording to the World Health Organisation (WHO), road crashes kill more than malaria. Globally, it is estimated that 1.3 million persons get killed on the roads and 50 million others get injured to various degrees annually. Nations lose between 1%-3% of their GDP as a result of road crashes through loss of human capital, hospital costs, etc