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 Coastal plains zone in Sierra Leone, focusing on the Pujehun town–Gbondapi rural road in Pujehun District in the Southern Province. 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 this, via in-depth qualitative interviews with transport users, operators, regulators and local experts concerned with socio-economic development. The study showed that during non-market days, motorcycle taxis are the main mode of transport.
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 (2018). Rural Transport Survey Report - Pujehun town-Gbondapi, Pujehun District, Sierra Leone. London: ReCAP for DFID.