The Ghana Urban Mobility and Accessibility Project is a USD 6 Million financed by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) being implemented by Ministry of Local Government, Decentralisation and Rural Development (MLGDRD).

The Project's overall objective is to improve accessibility and mobility in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA). GUMAP is focused on capacity building, institutional strengthening and limited investments measures. The beneficiaries under the Project include the Greater Accra Passenger Transport Executives (GAPTE), six (6) MMAs (i.e. Accra Metropolitan Assembly, Tema Metropolitan Assembly, Ga West Municipal Assembly, Ga Central Municipal Assembly, Ga East Municipal Assembly and La-Nkwantanang Madina Assembly), Head Office of the Department of Urban Roads (DUR) and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

The implementation of GUMAP started in 2016 and is expected to end by December 2023.


The Project is structured into the following four (4) main components:

The Project is structured into the following four (4) main components:

Component 1: Urban Mobility Planning and Public Transport Regulations

Component 1: Urban Mobility Planning and Public Transport Regulations

This component is focused on provision of Technical Assistance in integrated urban mobility planning and public transport operations and regulations to GAPTE and beneficiary MMDAs through both Long Term and Short-Term Technical Assistance (STTA) on Data Collection and Mapping, Traffic and Parking Management, and the Enforcement of Traffic and Parking Regulations.

Component 2: Traffic Planning and Management

Component 2 is focused on Technical Assistance in traffic planning and management through Technical Assistance (TA) on Traffic Matters. Activities under this component include trainings to provide basic technical knowledge in traffic and parking planning and management, which includes functional design of roads, other mobility related facilities and public spaces, as well as road safety aspects for project beneficiaries.  

Component 3: Investments Measures – Small Scale Investment Measures

The Ghana Urban Mobility and Accessibility Project (GUMAP) has a provision to fund small-scale investment measures. The objective of these measures is to test and demonstrate the impact of small-scale, low-cost, high-benefit infrastructure or IT improvements on urban mobility and accessibility. The small-scale investment will focus on intersections/junction improvement measures in selected junctions within beneficiary MMAs. Under this Component, foundations will be laid to establish a mobility observatory to ultimately provide data and analysis to inform policy and investment decisions on public transport and traffic matters, thus improving governance and institutional performance.

Component 4: New Specific Masters Program (KNUST/EPFL)

Under this Component, a Masters Programme in urban planning and mobility at KNUST will be established in collaboration with EPFL.

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