Kwabena is a self-motivated aerosol scientist currently working at C. K. Tedam University of Technology. In February 2022, he independently began pursuing research to study air quality in long distance buses along major highways and other indoor environments in Ghana. The project titled ‘Indoor Air Quality Monitoring Project – Ghana’ is a joint effort of Kwabena from C. K. Tedam University of Technology and Applied Sciences, and his colleagues from All Nations University Koforidua and Morgan State University, USA. The aim is to advocate for the establishment of indoor air quality standards or guidelines in Ghana, with a focus on safeguarding the health and well-being of travelers and showcasing a dedication to environmental sustainability.

To achieve this, it is important to expand the air quality monitoring network and evaluate air quality, focusing on particulate matter (PM) and carbon dioxide (CO2) levels inside long-distance buses (with HVAC systems) along major highways in Ghana, in intracity minivans (“Trotro”) during peak traffic hours, and indoor areas within multipurpose bus terminals and markets like Kejetia Market Complex in Kumasi. The Kejetia market is on of the biggest marketing complexes with over 10,000 shops.

Country Profile (Ghana): Opportunity Score 7.6 (Medium): Annual average PM2.5 levels are more than 2.5 times the WHO guideline. There is no public PM2.5 data produced by the government, nor is there a national ambient air quality standard for PM2.5.