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Title: The effects of road traffic accidents on economic activities in Ghana: A case study of the Techiman Township
Authors: Esibey, George Arthur
Issue Date: 11-May-2011
Abstract: The study “The Effects of Road Traffic Accident on Economic Activities in Ghana: A case study of the Techiman Township” was chosen in view of the increase in the recent spate of road traffic accidents in Techiman and Ghana as a whole. Techiman in the Brong Ahafo Region has been one of the fastest growing towns in the region and also in Ghana in terms of population and economy. The high population has been the result of its link to most parts of the country especially the three Northern Regions and Ashanti. It has also been the result of the commercial activities which is given prominence by the market considered to be the biggest in Ghana and also one of the well patronized markets in West Africa. The town is considered to be the commercial hub of the Brong Ahafo Region and has municipality status. The objectives of the study were to look at the effects of traffic accident on commercial activities, the causes of accidents in the town, how the various road users coexist and the training of prospective drivers. It was found out in the study that road traffic accidents really affected commercial activities as these accidents brought most businesses to a halt. The causes of traffic accidents were also outlined and revealed; and over speeding, fatigue, indiscipline of road users and relaxed law enforcement has been the leading ones. The following recommendations were made from the findings: There should be intensive education on the importance of insurance, traders should form groups in order to qualify for bank loans, the operation of mini-buses should be restricted and the DVLA should take over the training of drivers.
Description: A Thesis submitted to the Institute of Distance Learning, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Commonwealth Executive Masters in Business Administration, May, 2011
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/4256
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