This road survey was carried out in the framework of the AfCAP Rural Transport Diagnostic Study on Ghana (GHA2050A). This study was carried out in the Guinea savannah ecological zone in Ghana, focusing on the Tokali-Wechiau-Wa rural road in the Wa West District in the Upper West region. The study sought to understand the existing transport systems for the rural communities along and within the road’s catchment area. The rapid rural appraisal methodology was used to gain a deep understanding of the existing rural transport systems based on in-depth qualitative interviews with transport users, operators, regulators and those concerned with socioeconomic development. This produced some valuable ‘order of magnitude’ estimates,
related to movements of people and goods in the rural communities for distances greater than 5 km.
This project is funded by DFID under the Applied Research on Rural Roads and Transport Services through Community Access Programmes in Africa and Asia (AFCAP2 and AsCAP)
Afukaar, F., Peters, Damsere-Derry, J. (2017). Rural transport diagnostic study in Ghana - Road survey report: Tokali-Wechiau-Wa Road. London: ReCAP for DFID.