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Grantees Funded under BUSAC Fund Phase I
Name of Applicant : Protoa Taxi Union (Atonsu-Agogo Branch)
Title of Action : Improving movement of vehicles and people in Kumasi municipality.
Sector : Business
Geographical Area : Ashanti
Action ID : # 1-14 PTU-ATONSU
Action Score : 69%
Total cost of Action : ¢66,184,800
BUSAC's % of Total cost : 90%
Self Financed : 10%
Action Duration : 6 months
Support from Outreach Facility : ¢6,618,480
Summary of the proposed Action : (a) The need, or the constraint to alleviate
Taxi service in Kumasi, particularly on the Atonsu-Adum route, encounters daily constraints such as traffic jams and parking space

(b) The proposed solution to the identified need or constraint your achievement

  • To get the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly and the Department of Urban Roads to create parking spaces and introduce mechanisms to decongest the roads and city centre
  • To create awareness for drivers and passengers on proper parking and discharge of passengers and goods
  • (c) The implementation plan to achieve the solution your Action
    Over a six-month period the taxi branch union will carry out the following activities:

  • Radio panel discussion
  • Press releases/newspaper articles
  • Negotiations with the metropolitan assembly
  • (d) The expected impact(s) of the advocacy Action (i.e. the effects of the result(s) achieved by your Action).
  • Easy movement of vehicles and parking without the breach of the law
  • Fast movement of people to work and back
  • Less fuel consumption by vehicles; productivity at work resulting from the above two impacts
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