Commercial buses, popularly known as ‘trotros’ are part of Ghana’s socio-economic environment.
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We see them every day, carrying passengers to several destinations.
Trotros have become a “convenient’ means of transport for quite a number of people, given all the “inconveniencies” associated with it.
During the ‘rush hours’ to find oneself in a queue and waiting for a trotro could be heart wrenching, yet we love them, don’t we?
YEN.com.gh brings to you some of the many reasons Ghanaians cannot resist the trotro.
1. They are readily available – any day, anytime
Wake at 4am, step out unto the main street and you may see a trotro going by.
There comes a time when it appears as if there are more of them than we need in Ghana.
2. It is an affordable means of transport
The cost of using this means of transport is relatively cheap.
We don’t have to spend much in order to move from one place to the other.
3. Trotros can go to several destinations
There are “hotspots” in Ghana from which you could have trotros moving in several directions.
Anywhere you want to go, all you have to do is ask.
4. And then there is the ‘konkonsa’
The gossip that is sometimes generated in trotros is enough to fill an Encyclopedia.
One comment is enough to generate a full blown debate.
5. New routes in times of traffic
If there is an award scheme for creativity in the transport sector, there should be a prize for trotro drivers. Traffic?
They know exactly where to turn.
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