The Dilemma of Transport Development and Management in Africa
OWOPUTI Adetose Emmanuel, Kanyio Olufunto A.

Transport is life. It nurtures life and keeps life going. Generally, Transport is an industry connected web of system meeting particular needs of the people through the inter-related activities and efficient running of modern societies. Transportation industry is the ubiquitous wheel that keeps all other elements as well as the entire system of a country in constant motion. There is no doubt that transport plays an important role in the socioeconomic and political development of any continent. Africa is no exemption. Given the development attention granted the transport sector over the years in Africa, it is highly surprising and embarrassing that the transport sector remains unenviable and retrogressive in all ramifications. The transport sector as it is today in Africa, can therefore be described as a sector that is sick and requires cure, redemption and resuscitation. If it must cope with physical distribution, contemporary travel, logistic, international and local business needs throughout the length and breadth of the continent and with committee of Nations. It is the need to find an enduring solution to the dilemma of transport development and management in Africa that has brought about the research focus of this paper. It is against this background that an attempt is made in this research work to sensitize policy makers, policy advisers as well as all relevant stakeholders on the challenges in the nation’s transport industry. The research work gives synopsis of the present state of transport in Nigeria as an example of an Africa country. The use of questionnaires, seminars and Financial budgetary allocations to transport sector in some Africa nations mostly Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, and Egypt and types of respondents would be surveyed, for national transport development plan, while the finding would be used in trying to solve problems and concluding part of the research work contains possible solutions of actions for meeting the identified challenges.

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