The Effects of Bad Roads on Transportation System in the Gushegu District of Northern Region of Ghana


  • Andrews N. Naazie. Department of Automobile Engineering, Tamale Technical University (TaTU), Tamale, Ghana West Africa
  • Braimah S. R. Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tamale Technical University, Tamale, Ghana West Africa
  • Vincent A. Atindana


Effects, Bad Roads, Transportation, maintenance, Service, cost, Gushegu District.


The study sought to investigate the effects of bad roads on transportation system and its maintenance and service cost in the Gushegu District in the Northern Region of Ghana. Both primary and secondary data were collected for the study. The primary data involved 150 Drivers, Driver Mates and Transport Owners using mainly questionnaire.  The findings showed that bad roads had effects on transportation system as this brought about frequent break down of vehicles and increased maintenance cost. It is therefore recommended that government should formulate a good road infrastructure policy that will enhance the sustainability of road infrastructure and should also encourage public participation in road infrastructure provision and maintenance to accelerate development of the District.


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N. Naazie., A., S. R., B., & A. Atindana, V. (2018). The Effects of Bad Roads on Transportation System in the Gushegu District of Northern Region of Ghana. American Scientific Research Journal for Engineering, Technology, and Sciences, 40(1), 168–185. Retrieved from