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Title: Parking of freight vehicles in Kumasi, Ghana
Authors: Adarkwa, K.K.
Tamakloe, E.K.A.
Keywords: freight vehicles
transporta­tion
freight terminal
Kumasi
Issue Date: 1998
Publisher: Journal of Science and Technology
Citation: Journal of Science and Technology,Vol 8, No.2
Abstract: Kumasi is thw second largest city in Ghana. It Is also the only city on which national and International ground trans­ portation routes converge, because of Its location in the geographic centre of the country. By virtue of this Kumasi plays a unique role as an inland termi­nus for the collection and distribution of goods within and outside the country. The problem however, is that it appears the city does not have a quate facili­ties to accommodate and handle freight vehicles in the performance of Its terminal and distribution functions. This article describes the findings of a study carried out to access the extent and nature of the problems and their implications for public policy. The main method of study was by initerviewing a random sample of parked vehicle operators and owners based on structured questionnaires. The major finding of the study is that there are no adequate parking facilities for freight vehicles in Kumasi. but there is a potential market demand for such services. The study establi­ sh" that there is a need to build a freight terminal in Kumasl and run on a commercial basis by a limited liability company.
Description: Article Published in the Journal of Science and Technology, Vol.8, No.2,1998.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/4895
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