Impact of COVID-19 on Transport and Logistic Industry in Ghana
Keywords:transport, pandemic, COVID-19, air, road, rail, ocean
The main goal of this study was to examine the positives and negatives of COVID-19 in Ghana’s transport and logistics sector. We employed a quantitative approach and used 116 respondents to conduct a descriptive study. SPSS was the tool used to analyse the data. It was found that the pandemic actually has both good and bad effects. The positive side of the covid-19 to the sector include Enhancement of digital knowledge and abilities, Growth of online commerce and electronic logistics services, increased establishment of online business platforms and Increase in the number of logistics alliances and partnerships. The main challenges include financial constraints, number of passengers per bus, travel bans on international level etc. It was concluded that COVID-19 generally affected not only transport sector, but also economies and peoples. Hence, the major recommendation was that, the Ministry of Transportation and the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) to eliminate the handling of cash at the country’s numerous terminals should implement moving forward, electronic ticketing systems.