The Ministry of Local Government Decentralisation, and Rural Development (MLGDRD) under the Ghana Urban Mobility and Accessibility Project (GUMAP) with support from the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) is pleased to announce an upcoming Household Travel Survey (HTS). This is a unique effort to gather comprehensive data on travel patterns, behaviours, and transportation demands of residents of the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA), to inform transport planning and management.
This survey is set to contribute to the development of a sustainable and efficient transportation system that meets the needs of residents of GAMA.
The survey is scheduled to commence on [Monday 24th July 2023] and continue to [Saturday 30th September 2023], the HTS aims to collect information to understand how households move within and between communities as well as identify the factors influencing their travel choices. The enumerators for the HTS will employ standard data collection methodologies to gather the data, ensuring statistical accuracy and confidentiality of respondents.
The survey will encompass a representative sample of 7500 households from various Metropolitan and Municipal Assemblies (MMAs) in GAMA, considering urban, and sub-urban areas by examining travel patterns among residence across diverse communities. It will also provide crucial insights into the experiences of different households with regards to transport choices and trip satisfaction by helping policymakers develop efficient transportation strategies that cater for the unique needs of each MMA.
During the survey period, officially assigned and well identified enumerators will visit selected households across twenty-nine (29) MMAs in GAMA to administer questionnaires that comprehensively capture travel-related information. The questionnaire will cover topics such as travel mode preferences (trotro or private), trip duration, purpose of travel, frequency of travel, commuting habits, access to transportation options, and challenges faced during travel.
The MMAs include Accra metro, Tema Metro, Ga West, La Nkwantanang Madina, Ga Central, Ga East, Ga South, Tema West, Ashiaman, Kpone Katamanso, Ledzokuku, Krowor, Korley Klottey, La Dade-Kotopon , Ayawaso North, Ayawaso East, Ayawaso Central, Okaikwei North, Adentan, Ayawaso West, Ga North, Ablekuma Central, Ablekuma West, Ablekuma North, Weija-Gbawe, Gomoa East, Nsawam Adoagyiri, Awutu Senya East and Ningo Prampram District Assembly.