Policies for Sustainable Accessibility and Mobility in Urban Areas of Ghana - Diagnostic Study
Within the framework of its Urban Transport and Mobility (UTM) pillar, SSATP launched a diagnostic pilot activity to support eight pilot countries (Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Guinea, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, and Senegal) in the development of policies to improve accessibility and mobility in urban areas of Africa. Six thematic areas were considered as priorities:
- Strengthening the institutional framework for urban transport management,
- Creating funding sources dedicated to the management of urban transport,
- Promoting the effective participation of civil society in urban transport management,
- Improving multi-modal planning and operation of city centers,
- Improving the performance of public transport (in particular the reform of paratransit services),
- Organizing and implementing National Government assistance for the management of urban transport in secondary cities.
In Ghana, this work has been led in close partnership with the Ministry of Transport (MoT). A diagnostic for each of the six above priority areas helped in identifying the most pertinent recommendations to be proposed to cities in Ghana. These recommendations were widely discussed on 25 and 26 July 2018 as part of the Urban Mobility Forum organized under the auspices of the Ministry of Transport.
The report proposes a series of recommendations aimed at responding to main challenges in the urban areas of Ghana. The improvement of urban accessibility and mobility is a complex task, and these recommendations aim at mobilizing all stakeholders around them.