Aboboyaa to be banned on Accra Highways starting November 1 - Henry Quartey

Aboboyaa to be banned on Accra Highways starting November 1 - Henry Quartey

  • Aboboyaa will cease to operate on Accra Highway
  • The ban on tricycles is expected to take effect from November 1, 2021
  • Its movements will be restricted to their respective assemblies and nowhere near the Accra-Tema Motorway

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Accra - The Greater Accra Regional Minister, Henry Quartey, has stated that the Tricycles, popularly known as aboboyaa will cease to operate on Accra Highway.

According to him, the ban on tricycles is expected to take effect from November 1, 2021.

The minister said the major place of concern for the exercise is the Tema Motorway.

Aboboyaa to be banned on Accra Highways
Greater Accra Regional Minister, Henry Quartey Photo credit: Myjoyonline.com/Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
Source: UGC

He explained that the action to rid tricycle operators from the Highways forms part of the ‘Let’s make Accra work Agenda.’

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The minister further stated that the Aboboyaa's movements will be restricted to their respective assemblies and nowhere near the Accra-Tema Motorway.

“So, effective November 1, tricycles cannot and will not be allowed to ride on the motorway... they will be restricted to their respective assemblies rather than on the principal streets...,” he said.

He noted that a one-week grace period would be given after the creation of public awareness by the assemblies.

He also stated that the ban is to ensure the compliance and enforcement of the Road Traffic Regulations, 2012 (LI 2180).

The bye-law, according to the Regional Minister will ensure road regulations for motorbike riders are enforced and address the issue of abandoned vehicles on the streets.

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According to him, his government is expanding various road networks considerably and he added that the roads in Accra and some parts of the country are evidence of the work his government is putting.

He added that his government has more to do despite what has already been done.

Speaking in an interview with Accra-based Peace FM to kick start his tour of the Greater Accra region, Akufo-Addo said there is still more to be done to give the country a modern road network.

Source: Yen.com.gh

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