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Ministry of Transport - Ghana - policies
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Background

The Ministry of Transport was established in January, 2009 by re-aligning the functions of the erstwhile Ministries of Aviation, Harbours and Railways and the Road Transport Services.

 

Goals

  • Establish Ghana as a Transportation Hub for the West African Sub-region;
  • Create an accessible, affordable, reliable, effective and efficient transport system that meets user needs;
  • Integrate land use, transport planning, development planning and service provision;
  • Create a vibrant investment and performance based management environment that maximizes benefit for public and private sector investors;
  • Develop and implement comprehensive and integrated Policy,
  • Governance and institutional frameworks;
  • Ensure sustainable development in the Transport Sector
  • Develop adequate Human Resources and apply new technology.

 

Policies

  • To ensure safe, secure, efficient, reliable, effective and accessible transport system with the provision, expansion and maintenance of transport infrastructure and services to make Ghana a transportation hub in the sub-region.
  • To develop a multi-disciplinary human-resource base and the use of new technology that will strengthen the institutional capacity to facilitate the implementation of the transport sector programmes and projects.
  • To review, develop and strengthen the appropriate legal, environmental and regulatory framework that will ensure an efficient transport system.
  • To promote a sustainable legal and regulatory framework that will encourage and promote Public Private Partnership (PPP) in the provision of transport infrastructure and services.

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


To provide leadership and guidance for the development of Ghana’s transportation system through:

  1. Effective policy formulation
  2. Market regulation
  3. Asset management and Service provision

VISION


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