The Greater Accra Regional Minister, Henry Quartey, has announced that from November 1, 2021, tricycles, also known as “aboboya,” will be banned from the capital’s main streets.

Tricycle (‘aboboya’)

He said: “In collaboration with assemblies along the stretch of the motorway, that will be announced, we will give them one week grace period.”

“So, effective 1 November, tricycles cannot and will not be allowed to ride on the motorway. So, after the 90 days period, they will be restricted to their respective assemblies rather than on the principal streets… effective 1 November as for the Tema Motorway they cannot ride on it, they can continue their business in other areas.”

The tricycle operators’ leadership, according to Mr Quartey, is on board with the new structure.

“But within the 90 days period there will be a lot of engagements, I have already engaged the leadership of the tricycle users and they have understood what we are saying that it is rather to their benefit,” he told Asaase Radio in an interview.

It aims to enforce the Road Traffic Regulations 2012 (LI 2180) for motorbike riders, abandoned automobiles on streets, and the prohibition of tricycles (aboboyaas) from using Accra’s motorways and main streets.

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