This survey was held in the framework of the Rural Transport Diagnostic Study for Sierra Leone, sponsored by AfCAP. This study was carried out in the interior zone in Sierra Leone, focusing on the Batkanu‐Makoth rural road in Bombali District in the Northern Province. The study sought to understand the existing transport services for the rural communities along and within the road’s catchment area. Structured but in‐depth qualitative interviews with transport users, operators, regulators and those concerned with socio‐economic development were conducted, following the rapid rural appraisal methodology. The study showed that motorcycle taxis are the dominant mode of transport providing daily rural transport services. Some taxi cars, pick‐up trucks and mini‐buses ply the road as well, depending on the time of the year.
This work is part of the Applied Research on Rural Roads and Transport Services through Community Access Programmes in Africa and Asia (AFCAP2 and AsCAP)
Mustapha, S. et al (2017). Rural Transport Survey Report – Batkanu-Makoth, Bombali District, Sierra Leone. London: ReCAP for DFID.