Contributions of Tricycle Transportation Business to the Growth of the Local Economy of the WA Municipality

Mohammed Sulemana, Cletus Galyuon, John Yaw Akparep
2019 Cross-Currents An International Peer-Reviewed Journal on Humanities and Social Sciences  
This study was conducted to assess the contributions of Tricycle Transportation Business (TTB) to the growth of the local economy of Wa Municipality using mixed method research design. Data was gathered from a sample of 329 respondents using questionnaires, interviews and observations. The data gathered were analyzed quantitatively and qualitatively. The study found that: the introduction of the tricycle transportation has reduced the high level of unemployment in the Wa Municipality. The
more » ... le transportation has reduced the long waiting time for passengers leading to enhanced mobility for the poor and vulnerable groups which has contributed to increase in productivity by way of increased in man labour hours, improved accessibility, easy accessibility, job security, reduced poverty and improved income of beneficiaries. The study concluded that the introduction of tricycle transportation business has contributed significantly to the economic growth of Wa Municipality through the employment created, business growth and mobility enhanced. It was therefore recommended that TTB should be legalized as a commercial activity to help the sector run effectively. Designated packing spaces should be provided for the TTB to make the sector more effective and efficient.
doi:10.36344/ccijhss.2019.v05i01.001 fatcat:w6jnhxdxlvfunbdveie3hsmlyi