On Wednesday, November 8th, 2023 the team overseeing the implementation of the Kumasi Urban Mobility and Accessibility Project (KUMAP) paid a courtesy call on the Ashanti Regional Minister, Hon. Simon Osei-Mensah at the Ashanti Regional Coordinating Council.
Mr. Haileysu Adamtei, World Bank Transport Specialist and lead of a team consisting of representatives from the World Bank and Ministry of Local Government, Decentralization and Rural Development indicated that the project is a groundbreaking initiative aimed at improving transportation and accessibility in the vibrant city of Kumasi.
According to the team, the primary purpose of the project is to address the existing transportation challenges faced by Kumasi residents. By implementing various infrastructure improvements and innovative solutions, the project aims to enhance mobility, reduce traffic congestion, and promote sustainable modes of transportation.
KUMAP team in a meeting with the management of Ashanti Regional Coordinating Council
The project’s implementation began on March 25th, 2022 and it is expected to be completed in the next five or six years’. This timeline according to the team will allow for careful planning and execution of the proposed initiatives, ensuring that the project’s goals are achieved effectively.
The Kumasi Urban Mobility and Accessibility Project is funded through a collaborative effort involving government funds, international organizations, and potential private sector investments.
This diverse funding approach enables the project to access the necessary resources and expertise for successful implementation since the Kumasi Urban Mobility and Accessibility Project holds immense potential for transforming transportation and enhancing accessibility in Greater Kumasi Metropolitan Area.
The project aims at addressing existing challenges, implementing innovative solutions, and promoting sustainable modes of transportation. It also aims at creating a more connected and convenient city for its residents. With its well-defined objectives, dedicated timeline, and diverse funding sources, the project according to the team is expected to be successful.
Also, the diverse sources of investments, ensures the availability of necessary resources for effective implementation.
The team was received by the Mrs Emelia Ayebeng Botchway, the Chief Director of the Ashanti Regional Coordinating Council on behalf of the Ashanti Regional Minister.