What is Ghana`s Bus Rapid Transit system(BRT)?
Bus Rapid Transit is an innovative, lower cost public transit solution that has been acquired by the government of Ghana to significantly improve the poor urban vehicular mobility in the capital.
This system uses special buses on dedicated road lanes to quickly and efficiently transport passengers to their destinations, while offering the flexibility to meet transit demand.
The BRT system between Amasaman and Accra is complete awaiting inauguration. I had the opportunity to witness an inspection of both the Amasaman and Ofankor BRT by the president H.E John Dramani Mahama.
The Achimota-to-Accra, Amasaman-to-Accra and Ofankor-to-Accra have been selected as routes for the first phase of the BRT system in the capital.
There will be two kinds of buses in operation, one is the EXPRESS BUS, which will travel direct fromonedestination to the other, while the OTHER BUSES will make stops on their routes(The kind of services locally known as Trot-Trot).
More passengers at a go! Affordable fare! Less congestion! and simple mode of payment which include electronic payment system including paying your fare with your Mtn mobile money, Tigo Cash, Vodaphone Cash, and Airtel mobile money account.
It’s a great initiative to modernise Accra and there is no doubt whatsoever that it will surely uplift the transport industry in Ghana`s capital if the intention behind it, is continued to be championed devoid of the often political negativities that surround such projects.