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 plateau zone in Sierra Leone, focusing on the Kabala-Bafodia rural road in Koinadugu 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. The rapid rural appraisal methodology was used to gain a deep understanding of this, via in-depth qualitative interviews with transport users, operators, regulators and local experts concerned with socio-economic development. The study showed that motorcycle taxis are the dominant mode of transport providing daily rural transport services.
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 - Kabala-Bafodia, Koinadugu District, Sierra Leone. London: ReCAP for DFID.
Published 30 September 2017