The ban on tricycles, widely known as ‘aboboyaa’ on Accra Highways, is expected to take effect from November 1, 2021.

This is according to the Greater Accra Regional Minister, Henry Quartey.

He said the major place of concern for the exercise is the Tema Motorway. This action to rid tricycle operators from the Highways forms part of the ‘Let’s make Accra work Agenda.’

“So, effective November 1, 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 November 1, as for the Tema Motorway they cannot ride on it, they can continue their business in other areas,” he said on Accra-based Asaase FM on Friday.

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

Mr Quartey pointed that he has had a series of meetings with the heads of the tricycle operators, adding that the operators’ leadership has been informed about the new order.

He said the ban on “aboboyaa” on the principal streets will benefit the tricycle operators in the country.

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.

Let’s Make Accra Work agenda

Mr Henry Quartey since assuming office this year has embarked on an agenda to make Accra the cleanest city in West Africa.

In his quest, he has relocated onion sellers, livestock rearers and scrap dealers, and demolished the Agbogbloshie onion market.

According to him, the second and third phases of the evacuation of traders from the Agbogbloshie Market and Old Fadama will commence in October this year.

Also, he has embarked on decongestion exercises in the Ayawaso Central Municipality to rid the locality of filth and demolish unauthorised structures.

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