Why Accra needs a public mass transport
Accra being the state capital needs metro mass transport to reduce the huge and terrible traffic in our city ways. With the increased population in Accra as a result of job seeking avenues and migration has led to an increase in traffic congestion and slums development in Accra. Transpiration has now become a very significant part of human movement which when traffic intervenes can caused human loss of life in state of emergence. Numerous scholars, researchers, intellectuals and civil instructions have written huge number of articles on the flood incidence, the increased in Accra’s population but yet still there has not been a changes in this sectors with regards to the written articles or publication. Rural arears or settlement which are endowed with numerous resources such as cheap labor provision and food provision to urban areas. This resources serves as a basket for urban development. Some might ask the question which are you involving rural settlements in this context. Rural communities, villages or areas are involved in this context because
- Migration to urban centers for white collar jobs seeking
- They have contributed massively to the urban population growth which has led to the development of slums in areas such old fadama and Ashaiman.
- One negative effect of this movement of rural forks to urban settlement is the underdevelopment of rural settlement as a result loss in population. Example there is a loss in the agricultural sector as result of loss of energetic youths in the village.
The traffic congestion can solved in the nation’s capital, Accra through the encouragement of public or metro mass transit system in the various sub cities of Accra. This issue of traffic congestion has led to reduction in production among companies
and industries as a result of lateness to work among workers
Also when this public mass transport is fully implemented in Accra it will prevent environmental pollutions and this project will ensure traffic reduction in our cities where every individual will queue for state transport system and discourage individual owned vehicles. It is the duty of the national commission of development planning and the Ghana institute of Planners to preplan our cities toward traffic and slums reduction and management as well.
The commission and the Ghana institute of planners needs to take into consideration that as human population increases they tend to look for goods and services to cater for themselves and Also Accra being the state capital where every Ghanaian wants to live as a result of it prestige attachment.
Accra needs a public mass transport in the sense that transport system will ensure easy and safe conveying of individuals from point to another and notwithstanding that this might led to reduction in the usage of the private commercial cars. Accra needs a public mass transport to ensure fast and reliable delivery of workers to their work place. Example with the state transport designated to alight at a given bar stop can help reduce the incense of lateness at the work place.
The mass bus can be in the example above to ensure more before coverage.
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