International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Logistics Inefficiencies of Urban Transportation System in Ghana
Takyi Harriet, Dr. Kofi Poku, Emmanuel Kwaben Anin

As a crucial driver of supply chain, urban transportation facilitates socio-economic development and enables businesses to be competitive in the global economy. An effective urban transportation system reflects in the efficient logistic system and customer satisfaction. It links people and business to the services they need and foster growth amongst individuals and businesses. This study aims at assessing the challenges facing urban transportation in the Kumasi Metropolis. Deductive approach with survey strategy was used in the study. Primary data was collected through questionnaires and observations. The study ran linear regression with the aid of statistical package for social sciences (SPSS) to analyze the quantitative data to find the correlation between effective urban transportation and transport infrastructure, Public transport services and traffic management. The qualitative data was analyzed through deduction and inferences. The study found that the challenges facing transportation system in the Kumasi Metropolis was seen to be as a result of inadequate transport infrastructure, ineffective public transport services and ineffective traffic management system. The need for improvement in transport infrastructure with effective traffic management system by the city authorities is a necessity for effective urban transportation system.

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