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Hon. Joyce Bawa-Mogtari
(Deputy Minister)

MRS.JOYCE BAWAH-MOGTARI was the Head of the Legal Unit of the Ghana Shippers’ Authority since 2007.

She graduated from the Holborn College, University of London, United Kingdom in 1997 with a Bachelor of Laws, (LL.B) degree and was called to the Ghana Bar in the year 2000.Sheis a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Ghana after graduating as a Barrister at Law, (B.L) from the Ghana Law School.

Joyce also holds a Masters in Maritime Law (L.L.M) from the International Maritime Organization(IMO) International Maritime Law Institute, (IMLI) Malta, where she was the recipient of the IMO Legal Committee Chairman’s Award for Best Overall Performance in International TransportLaw. Before joining the Ghana Shippers’ Authority, Joyce worked both in the private and public sectors of Ghana, first as a private Legal Consultant in the law firm SEY & Co, a Consultant Company Secretary for a subsidiary of KPMG, Accra Nominees Limited and the Ghana Venture Capital Limited as a Solicitor - Secretary and Legal Advisor.

She has consulted extensively in Company Law and Secretarial Practice, mergers, acquisitions and syndicated loans. She has participated in mediation and arbitration involving large shipping Companies.

In 2005, Joyce was identified as a young female leader due to her contribution and work with the African Women Lawyers’ Association (AWLA) Ghana Chapter and was nominated by the United States Department of State to participate in the prestigious International Visitor Leadership Programme (IVLP).

Joyce has since 2008 been a member of Ghana‘s Delegation to the IMO Legal Committee meetings.She participated actively in the United Nations Commission on International Trade(UNCITRAL) meetings leading up to thedevelopment of the United Nations Convention on the Carriage of Goods Wholly or Partly by Sea now the Rotterdam Rules, 2009 and has written extensively on the subject.

She has participated in a number of training programmes and represented the Ghana Shippers’ Authority at various seminars and conferences locally and internationally.

Joyce is a member of the Ghana Bar Association, the African Women Lawyers Association (AWLA), the Women in International Shipping and Trade Association, (WISTA) and the Ghana State Alumni.

Joyce’s hobbies are reading, writing and walking. She is married and has a son.

Twumasi-Ankra Selby
(Chief Director)

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Our Core Functions

The Ministry's Core functions are:

  • Transport sector policy formulation and co-ordination
  • Sector governance (policy, finance, regulations, capacity building)
  • Oversight responsibility for sector agencies
  • Sector performance management, monitoring, evaluation and reporting
  • Sector development, promotion and enabling measures including research and public information
  • Co-ordinating and integrating sector plans and strategies, including integration with other sector ministries
  • To train and develop the needed manpower for the maritime industry (RMU)
  • Undertake nation-wide planning, development and implementation of data led road safety programmes and activities. (NRSC)
  • Co-ordinate, monitor and evaluate road safety activities, programmes and strategies. (NRSC)
  • Regulate and grant licenses for railway operations and railway services. (GRDA)
  • Promote the development and maintenance of rail infrastructure and rail services. (GRDA)
  • Set safety and security standards for the construction, operations of railways and ensure enforcement (GRDA)
  • Establish standards and methods for the training and testing of driver instructors and drivers of motor vehicles, riders of motor cycles and vehicle examiners.(DVLA)
  • Issue driving license, inspect, test and register motor vehicles. (DVLA)
  • To train and provide skilled artisans for the automobile and allied trades industries, commercial and private transport drivers (GTTC).
  • Planning, developing, managing and maintenance of airports and aerodromes. (GACL)
  • Operate lake transportation services for passengers and cargo on the Volta lake (VLTC)
  • Regulate, monitor and co-ordinate activities relating to safety and security of the marine and inland waterways in Ghana.(GMA)
  • Protect and promote the interests of shippers in relation to port, ship and inland transport.(GSA)
  • Plan, build, operate and manage all Ports and Harbours in Ghana.(GPHA)
  • Provide both public inter-city and intra-city road transport services as well as urban-rural services.(MMT)
  • Provide inter-city road transport services within the country as well as some international road transport services to Togo, Burkina Faso and Cote D'Ivoire.(ISTC)
  • Regulate the air transport industry in Ghana and provide air navigation services within the Accra Flight Information Region (GCAA).


Mission & Vision of the Ministry of Transport


To provide leadership and guidance for the development of Ghana’s transportation system through effective policy formulation, market regulation, asset management and service provision.


To create an integrated, modally complimentary, cost effective, safe, secure, sustainable and seamless transportation system responsive to the needs of society, supporting growth and poverty reduction and capable of establishing Ghana as a transportation hub of West Africa.

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