Car Repair in Ghana

One day I went with one of the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) members to see what car repair and maintenance is like in Ghana. There only a few vehicle types available in Ghana, and the vehicles are repaired by lot’s of little shops in the yard. Each shop had it’s own specialty such as spare parts, welding, or a small machine shop. The government also sponsored a machine shop for larger things such as bending sheet metal for an entire car hood.

The purpose of the trip was to see what buses in Ghana look like for potential purchase for use at the school. One of the main issues for parents with kids at the school according to the PTA members is the cost of getting the kids to school every day. So we are currently looking at what finances are needed to support the purchase and maintenance of a bus. The idea is that the bus is paid for by the people that ride it, so it should be self-supported by the community. There is a gallery with more images of the facility.


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