Following the mapping of urban roads using low cost technology and mapping of formal and informal public transport operators in urban areas, the world Bank has intended to deliver training to the department of urban roads across the country.
World Bank had in the past financed the setting up and operation of the Urban Transport System in Kumasi and other cities in Ghana.
These were indicated when a team from the world Bank led by Madam Fatima Arroyo paid a courtesy call on the Kumasi Mayor, Hon. Osei Assibey Antwi at the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly(KMA)
The visit was a follow up to an earlier mission in February to ascertain the level of Urban Mobility, Public Transport System and the condition of the road network in Kumasi.
Also, to consistently study on accessibility and connectivity to job and services in Accra and Kumasi Metro areas.
The agreed counterparts were the Ministries of Transport, Road and Highways, Local Government and Urban Development.
Hon. Osei Assibey Antwi, in his address highlighted the readiness of the Assembly to collaborate with the World Bank in addressing urban mobility and transport related activity.
He therefore, urged the team to lease with KMA in all aspect to improve the socio-economic well-being of Ghanaians.
Ing. Nana Poku Agyeman, metro engineer requested from the World Bank ways of improving the road network in the metropolis to enhance effective urban mobility transport system.
The World Bank team was made up of Madam Fatima Arroyo, Regional Head, Urban Transport Specialist, Mr. John Richdson, Senior Transport Specialist and Mr. George Addison, Project Coordinator.