Brief History

Before 1982, Departments and Agencies providing infrastructure and services for the Transport Sector were placed under a number of Ministries. Notable among them were Public Works Department, Ministry of Works and Housing, Department of Social Welfare and Community Development, Ministry of Transport and Communications, Regional Organizations and Ghana Civil Aviation Authority.

In January 1982 the Ministry of Transport & Communications and the Ministry of Roads & Highways were formed with oversight responsibilities for all Transport Sector Agencies. The Ministry of Roads and Highways was in charge of road infrastructure Agencies which were the Ghana Highways Authority, the Department of Feeder Roads and later, the Department of Urban Roads.

The Ministry of Roads and Highways held on to its name and functions until 1997 when the Ministry of Roads and Transport was created out of the then Ministry of Roads and Highways and Ministry of Transport and Communications. Again, in 2001 the naming of the sector was reverted to its previous names as in 1982 which were Ministry of Roads and Highways and Ministry of Transport and Communications.

In 2002, the sector was renamed as Ministry of Roads and Transport. Under this new name, it was in charge of all Transport Sector Policies and Programmes with oversight responsibility for all Transport Sector Agencies. In 2003, a separate Ministry of Ports, Harbours and Railways was created for the maritime and rail sub-sectors.  During this period, the remaining Transport Sector Agencies were put under the Ministry of Transportation.

In 2005 however, Aviation sub sector was taken out of Ministry of Transportation to form a third ministry called Ministry of Aviation.

In 2009 however, the Transport Sector was re-grouped and re-named as two separate Ministries namely; Ministry of Roads & Highways and Ministry of Transport, which has prevailed to date.

Mandate

Vision
The vision of the Ministry of Roads and Highways is “To provide and maintain an integrated, cost-effective and sustainable road transport network responsive to the needs of users, supporting growth and poverty reduction”

Mission
The Ministry’s mission is “To formulate the requisite policies, monitor and evaluate programmes and projects to ensure the provision of affordable, integrated, safe, responsive and sustainable road transport network that will meet the economic, social and environmental needs as well as national and international standards.”

Brief History of MRH
Brief History

Before 1982, Departments and Agencies providing infrastructure and services for the Transport Sector were placed under a number of Ministries. Notable among them were Public Works Department, Ministry of Works and Housing, Department of Social Welfare and Community Development, Ministry of Transport and Communications, Regional Organizations and Ghana Civil Aviation Authority.

In January 1982 the Ministry of Transport & Communications and the Ministry of Roads & Highways were formed with oversight responsibilities for all Transport Sector Agencies. The Ministry of Roads and Highways was in charge of road infrastructure Agencies which were the Ghana Highways Authority, the Department of Feeder Roads and later, the Department of Urban Roads.

The Ministry of Roads and Highways held on to its name and functions until 1997 when the Ministry of Roads and Transport was created out of the then Ministry of Roads and Highways and Ministry of Transport and Communications. Again, in 2001 the naming of the sector was reverted to its previous names as in 1982 which were Ministry of Roads and Highways and Ministry of Transport and Communications.

In 2002, the sector was renamed as Ministry of Roads and Transport. Under this new name, it was in charge of all Transport Sector Policies and Programmes with oversight responsibility for all Transport Sector Agencies. In 2003, a separate Ministry of Ports, Harbours and Railways was created for the maritime and rail sub-sectors.  During this period, the remaining Transport Sector Agencies were put under the Ministry of Transportation.

In 2005 however, Aviation sub sector was taken out of Ministry of Transportation to form a third ministry called Ministry of Aviation.

In 2009 however, the Transport Sector was re-grouped and re-named as two separate Ministries namely; Ministry of Roads & Highways and Ministry of Transport, which has prevailed to date.

Mandate
Mandate

Vision
The vision of the Ministry of Roads and Highways is “To provide and maintain an integrated, cost-effective and sustainable road transport network responsive to the needs of users, supporting growth and poverty reduction”

Mission
The Ministry’s mission is “To formulate the requisite policies, monitor and evaluate programmes and projects to ensure the provision of affordable, integrated, safe, responsive and sustainable road transport network that will meet the economic, social and environmental needs as well as national and international standards.”