Ghana Transport Reveiw


DAY 2- MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT MID-YEAR REVIEW CONFERENCE 2018

PANEL DISCUSSION ON REGULATION OF ROAD TRANSPORT SERVICES- INNOVATIVE SOLUTION TO CHALLENGES

MODERATOR: Hon. SAMSON AYIPE, CHAIRMAN PARLIAMENTARY SELECT COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORT

LEAD DISCUSSANT- MR. DAVID OFOSU-DORTE, FCILT

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  • Our road system moves cars instead of people
  • Public road transport system is fraught with low Standards, promotes car use, lack of data, confused regulation, scattered among different agencies
  • The power of unions
  • We have a sellers Market controlled by two major unions- GPRTU and PROTOA who Control more than 50% of the road passenger movement; it's an oligopoly; it creates a cartel
  • Poor infrastructure; no attention to the consumer
  • The poor public transport system encourages personal ownership of cars
  • 66% of all trips to Accra enter the central business district
  • The govt working on bringing about a Regulatory Authority to sanitize the chaos on the road
  • In 15years time Taxis may be going off the roads to be taken over by Uber type
  • In 50 years time there may not be the need for Drivers as driveless cars are rolled onto the roads
  • Road transport regulations managed by different agencies- NRSC, MTTD, Local Authorities, etc.
  • There is the need to establish the Road Traffic Regulatory Authority to coordinate these bodies and especially set Standards and ensure all adhere to them just as we have in Civil Aviation, Maritime and Rail.
  • DVLA to issue Special licences to trailers separate from Truck Heads
  • Uber, Taxify, etc will be regulated soon; they will be given Special stickers on the vehicles

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